CHROMZIRC-3 is a copper chromium alloy with the outstanding electrical and heat transfer properties of copper but without the drawbacks of being soft and ductile.
The addition of a small amount of chromium ensures its high strength, especially after suitable heat treatment that achieves its good mechanical properties.
CHROMZIRC-3 is predominantly used in resistance welding equipment and in the field of electrical engineering.
Related Specifications of CHROMZIRC-3
- BS4577 A/2/1
- CuCr (DE)
Nominal Composition of CHROMZIRC-3
Cu rem, Cr 1.0%, Zr 0.1%
Mechanical Properties of CHROMZIRC-3
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Key Features of CHROMZIRC-3
- High electrical conductivity
- High thermal conductivity
- High strength
- Resistance to softening at elevated temperatures
Applications of CHROMZIRC-3
Electrical | Switchgear components, circuit breaker parts, rotating electrical machinery; electrical and thermal conductors
Chemical processing | Turbine generators, current-carrying arms and shafts for process plants
Other | Resistance welding, electrodes, shafts, electrode holders, seam welding wheels and flash or butt welding dies
Columbia Metals – a leading supplier of CHROMZIRC-3
With decades of experience and a huge range of stock, Columbia Metals is an industry leader in the supply of CHROMZIRC-3 and other high quality specialist engineering alloys.
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