Concast's line of standard stocked wrought products includes leaded bronze C314, phos bronze C510, C544 and aluminum bronze C63000 and aluminum bronze C64200. Our non-standard wrought products include C31600, C52100, C53400, and C65100.
The term "wrought mill products" applies to sheet, rod, bar, tube, plate and wire produced by rolling and extrusion mills, as well as forging. Each of these products starts with metal that has been cast into a form or shape that is suitable for further processing into a specific product.
Our wrought products are cast and cold drawn — not extruded. Rods are brought to final dimensions by one or more cold drawing operations with suitable intermediate anneals when necessary. After the final draw, the rods are straightened mechanically and cut to the desired length.
Benefits of Wrought Products
Cold drawing of copper and copper alloys increases the strength, hardness and stiffness, while at the same time reduces the ductility of the material.
Improved Size and Consistency
- Reduces machining losses
- Dimensional consistency within each bar
- Dimensional consistency from bar to bar
- Tighter size and section tolerances
Improved Surface Finish
- Reduces surface machining and improves quality
- Polished surface
Increased Mechanical Properties
- Yield strength
- Tensile strength
- May reduce the need for hardening
Improve Machinability and Productivity
- Allows for higher feeds and speeds and improved machined finish
- Increased machining rates
- Longer tool life
- Improved yield