S & D Non-Ferrous stocks Sulphur Copper bars in CW114C, a free-machining copper with a great, approximately 80% machinability rating. Adding sulphur to copper makes for a ‘free-machining copper’ as the sulphur acts as a chip breaker, making it noticeably easier to machine than pure copper and only having a minor effect on the conductivity of the metal.
The speed of machining can reach up to 4 times faster than those of pure copper. It has a greater tooling life span is also seen when using sulphur copper over pure copper. Sulphur Copper is a multipurpose metal as it combines the high thermal and electrical conductivity values that are usually only seen in pure copper, however, the ease of machining from the sulphur allows it to be used in a greater number of circumstances. Other qualities of CW114C have an easy solder ability and decent levels of corrosion resistance.
Our CW114C sulphur copper bars are readily available in a number of other formations, too. Our team will be happy to discuss these with you in further detail if you are unsure of the exact product you need.
We source all of our sulphur copper from UK and European suppliers to make sure our customers only receive top-quality stock that meets and exceeds industry standards. To discover more about our range of sulphur copper, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our knowledgeable S & D team today on 0121 525 5500.