Copper alloys are well known for their electrical conductivity characteristics.

Versatile Alloys

Copper alloys, including copper-nickel, is a highly versatile engineering material finding suitability in numerous commercial applications.

Copper has been around for 1,000's of years and is a popular commercial product today. The alloy offers performance capabilities that are attractive to numerous applications. Features include excellent electrical and heat conductivity, good machinability and excellent corrosion resistance.

Corrosion Resistance

Copper alloys are known for excellent oxidation corrosion resistance and perform well in marine atmospheres. Copper-nickel alloys (or cupronickel) offer superior resistance to saltwater. The material's surface forms a blue-green coating (or patina) after prolonged exposure to atmospheric elements. The alloy will benefit from surface coating to maintain an acceptable aesthetic appearance in such cases.

Purchasing from SAM

We stock an extensive range of copper and copper-nickel alloys in different shapes and sizes to suit your engineering requirements. Click on the image below to begin browsing our product range.

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The First Metal

Copper was the first metal every used by humans.Copper was the first metal ever used by humans, more than 10,000 years ago.

It took another 5,000 years before copper lost its exclusivity as the only metal on the planet when gold made its first appearance. Copper was used for decorative items, weapons and farming tools and uses of the material evolved over time.

Today, copper is still one of the world's most popular alloys finding use in industries such as electronics.

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Stock Portfolio

We are a stockist and supplier of copper alloys in numerous grades and closer incremental sizes. From a customer perspective, there will be a high level of certainty that we have the copper product in stock for your engineering needs.

We primarily stock copper and beryllium copper bars that are popular in commercial applications including the electrical sector.

We combine our stock, in-house processing services, and UKAS accredited metallurgical support services to offer a single supply source for your engineering raw materials.