Alloy 110, also known as electrolytic tough pitch (ETP) copper, is commonly used in electric current carrying applications. 110 Copper is 99.9% pure copper with an electrical conductivity rating of 100+ % IACS. Conductivity, corrosion resistance, and ductility makes 110 Copper very versatile over a broad range of applications.
110 Copper has a poor machinability rating of 20%. It does, however, have excellent hot and cold forming characteristics. 110 Copper, being a tough pitch copper alloy, is not easily welded or brazed because it suffers from embrittlement when heated in a reducing atmosphere. This occurs because hydrogen reacts with the oxide in the metal to form steam and causes cracking. Oxygen-Free coppers are made for welding operations if needed. 110 Copper can be soldered with good results.
C110 Copper has a broad range of uses, including plumbing fittings, electrical components, wave guides, base plates, bus bars, heat exchanger components, blade and ring terminals, cables, power transmission components, automotive spark plug electrodes, resistance welding electrodes, fuses terminals, and high conductivity items for use at raised temperatures. Both hot and cold forming characteristics are excellent and can be used wherever extensive machining is not required.
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