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Posted by: teb3
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06/16/2006, 07:58:51

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I am trying to stamp a type of flat spring out of copper/copper alloy to be used as a grounding wire. Can anyone tell me what type of copper/copper alloy would be best and cheapest to use? Obviously it will have to be stampable and have a spring like hardness with good conductivity and it will require around 100K cycles. Thanks







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06/22/2006, 08:17:51

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I'm stamping about 350K per year. Its not too large, total size is about 2" long by 1" wide.

Thanks for all your help!

Tommy








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Posted by: Kelly_Bramble

06/16/2006, 15:31:08

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You want a spring and a conductor - I would look hard at copper-beryllium.

Copper Beryllium is used extensively for electrical - spring type components, the strength, formability, elastic modulus is very good for the this application. You can even weld to this material.

How many, and how large is your component/part?








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