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All you need to know about copper and copper-alloys.
injection molding

Injection molding – How to save 40% of production costs

Get to know why copper-based alloys are superior to conventional tool steel in injection molding and can save you up to...

injection molding

What is thermal conductivity?

Copper is known for its great conductivity. But what is thermal conductivity and why is it important for certain...

copper alloy

How to prevent wear

Wear can cause a lot of trouble and is responsible for massive downtimes with heavy economic consequences. Get to know...

alloy production

A brief insight into the history of tilt casting

Read more on tilt casting, a filling technique where both the crucible and the gating system are slowly rotated to...

material properties

How to increase the strength of copper-based alloys

There are multiple processes to increase the strength of copper. Read about a method that increases strength and keeps...

material properties

Copper based alloys: Relationship between ductility and strength

Ductility and strength are two key properties of copper. In order to get the most out of the two properties, the...

alloy production

An introduction to continuous casting

Continuous casting is a cost-efficient metallurgic process that allows the production of metal sections with great...

welding

How to reduce weld spatter

Read on how to significantly reduce weld spatters and therefore decrease cleanup time as well as increase productivity.

resistance welding

Resistance welding and its different variations

There are several different resistance welding methodes , all with their own unique advantages and areas of...

resistance welding

What materials are used for seam welding wheels?

Resistance seam welding is perfectly suitable to produce high quality weld seams in no time. Read which materials to...

welding

The advantages of spot welding

Resistance spot welding is one of various pressure welding processes. Read about the process of spot welding, its...

machining

Choosing the right metal for your finished machined parts

Machined parts can be produced from a wide variety of raw materials. This blogposts explains, what you need to consider...

machining

How to reduce the reject rate in machining finished parts

Rejects are unfortunately part of production and cannot be completely eliminated. Thus, in this blog post you will...

machining

The importance of standards in machining components

There is hardly anything that is not standardised in some form or another. But what are the benefits of standards in...

machining

Tips to reduce machining drawing errors

In this blog post you will learn what it takes to draw an error-free technical drawing in order to reduce machining...

supply chain

What is crucial for an efficient supply chain in today's globalised world?

In the following blog post you will learn how to set up an efficient supply chain in today's globalised world.

antimicrobial properties

Antimicrobial properties – how copper efficiently kills bacteria and viruses

Corrosion resistance, wear resistance and other - copper has some outstanding properties. But did you know of the...

welding

Welding copper alloys - what you need to know

Copper alloys offer unique material properties such as corrosion-resistance, among others. Learn what you need to know...

welding

How to weld copper alloys using shield metal arc welding or flux-cored arc welding

When welding copper alloys, you have to choose the right welding process. This can be a challenging task. In this...

welding

How to weld copper alloys using gas metal arc welding or gas tungsten arc welding

GMAW and GTAW are two different welding processes that are used when welding copper alloys. In this blog post you will...

alloy production

The importance of a professional casting process design for sand casting

As successful casting processes are mainly based on a proper casting process design, this blogpost discusses the design...

alloy production

The operation of molding: a step-by-step instruction

The process of sand casting consists of many individual steps. This blogpost sheds a light on the last part: the...

alloy production

Saving money with the right choice of casting tooling system

The choice of the right casting tooling system can be a difficult task. A number of things must be taken into account....

alloy production

The importance of quality control measures in the alloy production process

The importance of good engineering not only lies in the application of technological know-how but also in the quality...

alloy production

The challenges of the choice of molding material for sand casting

Hardly in their final form, they already get destroyed. Molds for sand casting live a short life. Yet they play a...

alloy production

Centrifugal Casting

Centrifugal casting is a process that delivers components of high material soundness. It is a proven technology for...

marketing

The digitization of marketing & sales in an international company

 The demand for increasing sales efficiency and improved streamlining business processes are other factors contributing...

copper recycling

Why copper is more sustainable than generally assumed

AMPCO METAL copper makes products more energy efficient, but the most important property of copper is its ability to be...

wear

Rugged wear resistance thanks to MICROCAST® technology

Aluminium Bronze alloys are already pretty wear-resistant. But there exists a special technology, which increases this...

wear

What is wear? – Causes and types

As different as the causes of wear are, as diverse are its types. In this blog post you will learn everything you need...

corrosion

Advantages of Aluminium Bronze in acidic environments

Acidic environments place high demands on the materials. Aluminium bronze is an excellent corrosion-resistant metal to...

corrosion

Aluminium Bronze – a corrosion resistant metal in sea water

The high concentration of salt in the ocean speed up the process of corrosion. Therefore the corrosion-resistant...

corrosion

How the environment affects the process of corrosion

Certain environments speed up the process of corrosion, which leads to more maintenance work and therefore to higher...

corrosion

Corrosion can destroy metals - but how does it work?

Corrosion is a natural phenomenon, which causes immense financial damage. The choice of the right material in corrosive...

metal forming

Less friction, more speed, better quality in the metal forming process

If you use tools made of aluminium bronze in the metal forming process, you will improve your production on many...

metal forming

Why you should use aluminium bronze for production of deep drawing tools

Manufacturers should not just pick any kind of material for deep drawing tools. Our post explains what material is best...

metal forming

The advantages of Aluminium Bronze in the metal forming industry

This post will show you how Aluminium Bronze helps manufacturers optimize their production and outgrow their...

metal forming

How to reduce preparation and production costs in the metal forming industry

Aluminium bronze is a great preparation and production cost reducer especially in the metal forming industry. Check out...

plastic processing

Why do you need a food certificate in plastics production?

If you produce plastics that are going to be in contact with food, you can be required to get food certificates. Food...

plastic processing

How to increase productivity in plastics production by 25%

To achieve higher productivity in plastics production, there is a high potential concerning injection molds and the...

plastic processing

How to find the right copper alloy for your production

There is a number of different copper alloys for industry use. Try our new selection wizard especially for plastic...

injection molding

Copper: The secret weapon of injection molding

When it comes to injection molding in the plastic industry, copper alloy is the ideal material due to its...