—-Accurate Forming LLC Deep Draw Fundamentals – Materials: Copper

—-Accurate Forming LLC Deep Draw Fundamentals – Materials: Copper

—-Accurate Forming LLC Deep Draw Fundamentals – Materials: Copper

Created By: accurateforstg
July 8, 2013

There are a number of different raw materials that are suitable for the deep draw process. Today we will examine deep drawing with Copper.

Accurate Forming works with Copper for applications with OEM’s in the fields of plumbing, temperature sensing, electrical, ordnance and many others. These parts may be exposed to climate/temperature as well as having some type of fluid running through them. The standard grades of copper that Accurate Forming will deep draw are C11000 and C21000.

Because of the softness of copper the amount of tonnage needed at the press is similar to low carbon steel which is much less than when deep drawing stainless steel. Copper has fairly good corrosion resistance although it does tarnish and discolor rapidly. When compared to low carbon steel copper is a much more expensive material making it more important to utilize the copper strip to its fullest and reduce the amount of scrap. This will help to keep the cost down for the customer.

Using copper in the deep draw process offers very good dimensional repeatability along with very good wear life for the tooling that is making the parts. Because of the softness of copper different wall thicknesses can also be achieved.

If required for cosmetic reasons copper can be polished for a very pleasing aesthetic look but will need to be coated to prevent tarnishing. This is also another valuable asset of utilizing copper if the need for a decorative part is desired.

Copper when used for the right applications is a valuable raw material. Please contact Accurate Forming at (973)827-7155 or at [email protected] or visit our website at to learn more about what Accurate Forming can do for you.

Accurate Forming’s part finishing capability includes high performance powder coating, electrostatically applied lacquer, nickel and chrome plating and polishing all done underneath our roof.  Accurate Forming has other finishing operations available such as polishing, heat treating, anodizing, burnishing, four color lithography and surface detailing. Services required that are not performed in house will be managed through our outside services.


----Accurate Forming LLC Deep Draw Fundamentals – Materials: Copper

With a streamlined process, Accurate Forming was able to increase production volume and reduce costs successfully allowing the company to improve the durability and visual appearance of the product.

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