Copper weldingCopper, the so-called red metal, is the non-ferrous most used metal in the metalworking field, right after aluminum, thanks to its various, amazing qualities. Let’s explore its characteristics and the copper welding procedure by Minifaber.
Used by mankind ever since the beginning of times, copper is still heavily present today in everyone’s homes. From pipes to electrical cords and technological supplies, copper is a huge part of our daily routine. But what does it owe its great relevance to? Surely, to its physical and mechanical properties that make it:
- Ideal to create different alloys: in many industrial applications, copper itself is just not enough, which is why it needs to be mixed with other different materials, in order to enhance its performance. Copper’s ability to mix well with other metals makes it ideal for the making of different alloys, such as brass (copper + zinc), bronze (copper + tin) and copper-nickel.
- Antibacterial: copper has antimicrobial properties that make it especially useful in contexts where germs’ monitoring is essential, such as the sanitary and the food fields. Bacteria can’t live on copper surfaces, which reduces the risk of spreading by contact.
- Easy to work on: copper is ductile and malleable, which makes it very easy to work on. It can be shaped into any desired form, even complex ones.
- Colorful: no other metal has such a diversified range of colors, as copper and its alloys.
- Conductive: right after silver, copper is the metal that has the best conductivity, which makes it essential in applications where an effective heat transmission is required.
- Strong and long lasting: copper and its alloys are mechanically strong, resistant to cracks, wear and cuts. Moreover, when it gets in contact with exterior agents, copper develops a superficial green film that protects the metal underneath, making it potentially everlasting.
- Easy to weld: last, but not least, copper is extremely easy to weld, which is why it’s so greatly used in the industrial field.
So, given how easy it is to perform a copper welding procedure, it can be welded through different processes.
Copper welding by Minifaber
Minifaber, thanks to the experience collected over 50 years of activity in the field, employs different techniques for copper welding: laser, Tig, Mig/Mag and resistance. Depending on the final application of the copper sheet, we will employ the most appropriate welding technique.
Why should you trust Minifaber to perform a copper welding procedure? Easy, for 4 main reasons:
- Minifaber is specialized in working on already set metal working projects, but also in designing a metal working project from scratch, supporting you from the very first stages of the process.
- Minifaber can mass-produce, in big or small quantities.
- Thanks its machinery’s advanced technology, Minifaber can realize extremely complex projects.
- Depending on the client’s needs, Minifaber can realize both finished and semi-finished products.
If you’re interested in our copper welding services, do not hesitate to contact us! We will be happy to assist you.