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All you need to know about copper and copper-alloys.
copper alloy

How to avoid common tube bending mistakes

In tube bending, there are some typical error patterns that can easily be remedied. Learn how to avoid common tube...

copper alloy

Types of tube bending – How to achieve the perfect bend

Depending on the material in use and the required finishing precision, different techniques can be used to bend tubes:...

copper alloy

Metal forming – How do tubes get their shape?

Do you know the difference between a pipe and a tube? Our blogpost explains all you need to know about tube bending.

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...


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...