Metals and their alloys are among the prime industrial raw materials of our age. They have been used for many thousands of years.


Together with copper itself, the following metals are required as alloy elements for the production of copper cast alloys; they give the alloys differing properties (in alphabetical order):


aluminium (Al), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), phosphorous (P), silicon (Si), tin (Sn) and zinc (Zn).


The prime copper cast alloys are:


The following pages present details about the most important alloys and the basis, copper.