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Other Applications

Other Applications

Industrial

There are many industrial applications that can benefit from the combination of properties of copper alloys combined with the capabilities of Mac Metals. Consider the opportunities extruded shapes can offer as an alternative to excessive machining times and expensive secondary operations.

Machinability, complex features, critical geometric tolerances and unique physical or mechanical properties of copper alloys add value to extrusions in this industry segment.

Industrial markets we serve:

  • Valves and fittings (hydraulic, air, water, gas)
  • Fasteners
  • Pre-forms (forgings and re-draw)
  • Electronic components
  • Paper and textile equipment (rollers and wear parts)

EMI/RFI Shielding

Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Interference Shielding involves the construction of enclosures for the purpose of reducing the transmission of electric or magnetic fields from one space to another. One of the characteristics of copper alloys is its high electrical conductivity. This feature, combined with its other physical properties, ductility, malleability, and ease of soldering, make it an ideal material for RF/MRI shielding. Brass extrusions are used for framing and sealing components in all types of enclosures.

Ornamental/Other

The markets served by Mac Metals are limited only by the imaginations of our customers. Brass, bronze and nickel silver extrusions provide value to many applications.

  • Lighting
    Furniture
  • Marine Hardware
  • Musical Instruments
  • Housewares
  • Memorialization
  • Signs, Frames, Mailboxes, Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Measuring and Controlling Devices
  • Grills and Registers
  • Store Fixtures and Displays

Artisans and craftspeople utilize copper alloy extrusions in innovative and exciting ways. Contrasting colors, interesting patinas created naturally, or by commercially available toning chemicals, provide aesthetically appealing results. Ductility and ease of joining are crucial in utilizing brass, bronze and nickel silver extrusions.