Because of the unusual physical and chemical characteristics of copper alloys, they are produced only in a set of shapes specific to that particular alloy. Most projects require more than one because of the difference in alloys –one for tubing, one for sheet, and so on. There are 40 copper alloys regularly available in the US. A Rotax representative can assist you in selecting complimentary alloys for your particular application.
Muntz metal is a particularly interesting alloy that is commonly used in shipping and in the manufacturing of bolts. However, people have found many more uses for muntz metals since they are lightweight and extremely durable. Historically, muntz metals were used in all things shipping, from lining the lower parts of pier pilings to the hulls of ships and then later to manufacturing bolts. Muntz has truly found its place among the metal alloy giants in the manufacturing world thanks to its ability to stand up against some of the most corrosive environments.
Rotax Metals specializes in the following alloys:
- Copper: C101 and C110
- Brass: C230, C260, C272, C330, and C360
- Leaded Brass (“Engraver’s Brass”): C353
- Muntz Metals: C280
- Naval Brass: C464 and C 485
- Architectural Bronze: C385
- Commercial Bronze: C220
There is no question where to buy your copper sheets when you can find everything you need in one place. Rotax Metals has the years of faithful service and the stock readily available for every job you have to tackle.
For more information about what applications best work for copper and copper alloys, visit the Copper Development Association Database, which currently lists around 325 separate applications and 200 reasons as to why copper is used.