What is the difference between rolled and forged plate for C18000, C18150, C18200?
Created at :
Mar 9, 2023
When it comes to sourcing copper alloys Cadi Company is the go-to source for high-quality products including every thing from copper alloys to refractory metals and electrodes as well as stud not welding and even cylinder mounted components and accessories. The company brings decades of experience to the table and is always standing by and ready to help customers find what they need. C18000 (Copper Nickel Silicon Chromium), C18150 (Copper Chromium Zirconium) and C18200 (Copper Chromium) plates come in rolled and forged form. The difference is explained below:
Rolled Plate: copper alloy plates are typically produced by passing cast copper alloy billets between large steel rollers until the required thickness is attained. It is then solution annealed and precipitation hardened.
Cadi Company carries 1/8” to 6” thick plates
Forged Plate: copper alloy plates are produced by the copper billet being pressed down to the desired thickness. It is then solution annealed and precipitation hardened.
Cadi Company carries 1/8” to 12” thick plates.
Is one process better than the other? Yes, forged plate is less likely to warp or move due to stress when being worked however it is more expensive due to the process.