Resource Library

Copper Development Association provides a range of resources in support of the correct and efficient use of copper and copper alloys for major applications.

Most of our publications are downloadable electronically and a few are available as hard copies.  Use the search option or click on a category to see the publications/software listed under that topic.

If you can't find the information you are looking for, try the following:

  • FAQs - on alloys and applications
  • Copper Key - for equivalents of copper alloys worldwide, their chemical compositions, material designation and national standards
  • Copper Data Center - a searchable database of over 60,000 scientific abstracts from research papers related to the application of copper
  • Copper Life Cycle Data - for up-to-date life cycle data on key copper products
  • Kompass - for supplier listings

or use our technical support service, Contact an Expert.
    Cast and Wrought Aluminium Bronzes
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, bronze, corrosion, design, manufacturing, property, resistance
    This book, commissioned by CDA, updates information contained in the standard reference work by P J Macken and A A Smith, published in 1966. It contains valuable new material on the metallurgy of aluminium bronzes, the composition and manufacturing conditions required to ensure reliable corrosion resistance - also, alloying elements, physical properties, casting processes, properties of castings, manufacture and design of castings. 1999. 434pp.
    Pub 041 - Clear Protective Coatings
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, design, Industry, manufacturing, protection, surfaces
    Detailed description of the range of coatings available with application methods and recommendations for use. 1991. 24pp.
    Pub 042 - Copper and Copper Alloy Castings
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, design, gunmetal, Industry, manufacturing, products
    Discusses the applications of all copper casting alloys commonly available in Europe with recommendations as to choice of alloy. Casting processes and product design considerations are considered. 1991. 62pp.
    Pub 045 - Copper Alloy Bearings
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, applications, design, Industry, manufacturing
    Covers the British and European alloys which are suitable for bearing applications, giving advice on their selection and use. 1992. 44pp.
    Pub 054 - Beryllium Copper
    Design and manufacture
    beryllium, alloys, applications, Industry, manufacturing, property
    This booklet focuses on the properties, applications and practical manipulation of copper beryllium and covers precipitation hardening, to which beryllium copper owes its high strength and hardness. 1962. 50pp.
    Pub 071 - The Nickel Silvers
    Design and manufacture
    applications, copper-nickel, Industry, manufacturing, nickel silver, property, surfaces
    Nickel silvers are silver/white coloured copper alloys with varying additions of zinc and nickel. This publication gives information on mechanical properties, typical applications, joining techniques, heat treatment, fabrication, surface finishing. 1965. 27pp.
    Pub 097 - Design for Production
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, design, engineer, Industry, manufacturing, products
    Describes the production processes used to produce components from coppers and copper alloys listing the advantages of each. An invaluable reference book for design engineers. 1994. 90pp.
    Pub 098 - Joining of Copper and Copper Alloys
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, brazing, Industry, manufacturing, soldering, welding electrodes
    Suitability of the many methods now available for the jointing of copper and copper alloys with details of filler materials and recommendations for good joining practice. 1994. 64pp.
    Pub 103 - Hot Stampings in Copper Alloys
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, design, Industry, manufacturing
    A description of the hot stamping process with advice on design and detailed data on the most commonly used alloys. 1994. 20pp.
    Pub 117 - The Brasses - Properties and Applications
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, applications, brass, form, high vacuum, history, Industry, manufacturing, nickel silver, property, standards
    Compositions and properties of standard brasses in wrought and cast condition, together with details of BS and European Standards, forms available, fabrication methods and examples of typical applications. 2005. 64pp.
    Pub 120 - Copper and Copper Alloys: Compositions, Applications and Properties
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, beryllium, brass, bronze, copper-nickel, coppers, Industry, manufacturing, nickel silver, property, standards
    Tables of BS EN series of standards with ranges of compositions and properties for coppers and copper alloys and equivalent old British Standard materials. Revision of TN10. 2004. 26pp.
    Pub TN26 - Brasses, Nickel Brass and Nickel Silver - Technical Data
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, brass, Industry, manufacturing, nickel silver, property, sheet , technical
    These data sheets, originally published 1968 - 1972, contain an invaluable summary of data relating to the physical and mechanical properties of the materials at low, ambient and elevated temperatures which is not available elsewhere.
    Pub TN44 - Machining Brass, Copper and Copper Alloys
    £ 0.00
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, brass, coppers, design, Industry, machining, manufacturing
    Detailed advice on machining as a production technique. Guidance on materials selection where good machinability is important. Basic information and guidance for those who know what material is to be machined. Advice on the selection of cutting fluids. 1992. 65pp.
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