What is a copper sheet?
Copper sheet is typically known for durability and ease of forming through hot or cold methods. Copper sheets can be found across many industries, including electrical, construction, plumbing, and automotive. In addition to its formability, the colour and natural patina copper sheet develops makes it very popular for architectural features and as an artist’s material.
Copper Sheet Metal Applications
Copper sheet is a versatile, durable material that is used for a variety of applications. Copper can be hot or cold formed and it is ductile when heated. However, it is not the best choice if machining or grinding is required. It is often used as a construction material, especially for exterior roofing projects, due to its extreme malleability which makes it easy to bend around the edges. Copper sheet is also used to make parts for the automotive industry, as well as heat, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The workability, colour, and patina also make it popular among artists.
Other uses for Copper sheet metal include:
- Welding Fixtures
- Ground Straps
- Plumbing Fitting
- Electrical Components
- Power transmission components
- Spark plugs and terminals
- Heat exchanger components
How are copper sheets made
The copper sheets are made up of copper cakes that are rolled into coils from and then shaped into sheets. A copper sheet is generally available in gauges ranging from 0.010 to 0.125 and can be modified in widths as requested by the customer.
The copper sheet is used in many different industries the main used include as its friendly metal for its anti-corrosive alloy components. In the construction process, the copper sheet is used for roof grits and blinking that offers protection from the elements.