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

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    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.
    Copper in the Automotive Industry
    £ 0.00
    Transportation
    alloys, applications, corrosion, design, property, transport, treatments
    A comprehensive source of information on the properties, production, processing and applications of copper and copper alloys, of interest to metallurgical, development, design and testing engineers in the automotive and other industries using copper.
    Pub 030 - Copper-nickel Alloys, Properties and Applications
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, applications, copper-nickel, property
    Details of the composition and properties of the 90/10 and 70/30 copper-nickel alloys are given, together with examples of their applications. 1982. 40pp.
    Pub 031 - Copper-nickel 90/10 and 70/30 Alloys, Technical Data
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, copper-nickel, property, technical
    Physical and mechanical properties of the two most commonly encountered copper-nickel alloy types are presented. 1982. 32pp.
    Pub 040 - CW451k PB102 Data Sheet
    Design and manufacture
    alloys, bronze, property
    Contains physical and mechanical properties of wrought 5% tin phosphor bronze, PB102. 1969. 12pp.
    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 083 - Aluminium Bronze Alloys for Industry
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, applications, bronze, Industry, property
    Describes the properties, applications and fabrication of aluminium bronze alloys. 1986. 24pp.
    Pub 086 - Aluminium Bronze, Essential for Industry
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, bronze, corrosion, Industry, property, resistance, welding electrodes
    Illustrated 8-page leaflet highlighting the main attributes of the important aluminium bronzes including selection criteria, properties, corrosion resistance, welding and machining. 1989. 16pp.
    Pub 094 - Equilibrium Diagrams
    Design and manufacture
    coppers, alloys, property
    Industrially important copper alloy systems are discussed in terms of the relationship between their microstructure and properties and the relevant equilibrium diagram. 1993. 36pp.
    Pub 115 - Aluminium Bronze with Cast Stainless Steels and Ni-resist in Offshore Seawater Environments
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, applications, bronze, corrosion, offshore, property, seawater
    This report has collated data comparing the physical, mechanical and fabrication properties of cast nickel aluminium bronze (NAB), in particular NES 747 Part 2, with cast standard and super austenitic and duplex stainless steels and Ni-Resist for use in offshore sea water applications. 1996. 22pp.
    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 126 - Resistance to Wear of Aluminium Bronzes
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, bronze, property, resistance
    Chapter 10 from Harry Meigh's book 'Cast and Wrought Aluminium Bronzes - Properties, Processes and Structure' describing resistance to wear of aluminium bronze alloys. It also gives details of factors affecting wear and information on alloy selection. Pub 126.
    Pub 206 - Copper Alloys in Marine Environments
    Design and manufacture, Marine
    alloys, beryllium, brass, bronze, copper-nickel, corrosion, marine, property, resistance, seawater
    This publication focuses on the properties and corrosion resistance of a wide range of copper alloys used for seawater service - ranging from commercial grades of copper through copper-nickels, bronze,  brass and copper beryllium.  It allows the reader to understand potential types of corrosion mechanisms for the different alloy types and how to avoid them. 2012. 32pp.
    Pub 214 - Antimicrobial Copper Alloys: Guidance for Selection
    Healthcare
    alloys, antimicrobial, care homes, design, designer, hospital, property
    This publication offers designers, manufacturers and specifiers guidance on identifying the most appropriate copper alloy for a product. The guide features a table of commonly available alloys, representing the different copper-alloy families, listing compositions and properties and ordered by colour. 2013. 16pp.
    Pub 222 - Guide to Nickel Aluminium Bronze for Engineers
    £ 0.00
    architecture, alloys, fabrication, applications, engineer, bronze, corrosion, marine, property, resistance
    Practical guidance for engineers wishing to specify, design or produce nickel aluminium bronze components for marine, aerospace and other sectors. 2016. 100 pp.
    Pub 225 - Copper Alloys in Seawater: Avoidance of Corrosion
    Marine
    alloys, bronze, copper-nickel, corrosion, gunmetal, property, seawater
    Practical guidance for engineers on the avoidance of corrosion in copper alloys for seawater applications. 2016. 20 pp.
    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 TN27 - High Conductivity Coppers: Technical Data
    Electrical systems
    alloys, conductivity , coppers, electrical, property, standards, technical
    These data sheets, originally published in a series from 1968 - 1972, cover all the main coppers and copper alloys. They 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.
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