Copperweld is an American bimetals manufacturer with over 100 years of time-tested performance, but that’s only part of our story. We became a leader in the wire and cable industry by engineering wire differently. We work closely with customers to optimize the performance and reliability of our conductors to perfectly suit a given application.
Need a conductor that is stronger or lighter or theft deterrent? Bimetallic conductors can be designed to be all of that and more. For over a century, Copperweld’s metallurgical expertise and value-engineering approach have produced innovative solutions that have revolutionized industries.
Today, Copperweld has global reach. Our world-wide network of facilities and partners manufacture products originating from Copperweld’s operations located in the heart of the midsouth, USA.
The principle of ‘form following function’ is at the heart of our engineering philosophy. Many times, valuable metals such as copper are wasted in certain conductor applications where either the core or the periphery are less critical to performance. Copperweld designs bimetallic conductors that optimize the performance, reliability, and sustainability of society-critical copper.
Time is nature’s laboratory
For over a century, Copperweld has manufactured copper bimetals. This is a testament not only to our resolve to produce quality products that endure, but also to the reliability of bimetallic conductors over time. A bimetal extends the abilities of what its two parent metals can do alone. Bimetals utilize the science of metallurgical bonding to unite two metals in dynamic proportion. A bimetal maintains two distinct metallurgical zones where each performs a specific function. Many of Copperweld’s products are still operational after decades of service in the world’s harshest environments — under earth, under sea and under extreme loads.
Engineering solves problems
For society to progress, technological challenges must be overcome. In the conductor market, the advance towards a more sustainable future has the potential to cause shortages in essential conductor materials such as copper. The engineers at Copperweld design copper bimetals that safely achieve their applicational requirements without being wasteful. By designing products that aim to optimize performance, Copperweld offers reliable value-loaded alternatives to its customers. Bimetals can also be designed with economics in mind. Base metals can be chosen not only for their supply chain availability, but also for their relative costs.
Sustainability is stranded into our DNA
Industrial metals essential to our sustainable future, like copper, must be conserved and directed to where they are most needed. Copperweld was founded in 1915 upon that very principle. Today more than ever, our foundational value applies. New society-critical technologies such as EV motors and alternative energy infrastructure promise to consume more copper than traditional commodities made with copper, such as electrical wiring and bare grounding strands. Many opinion leaders feel that the global supply of copper cannot possibly square with its mammoth forecasted demand. Copperweld conductors have always been designed to achieve superior performance with the sustainability of copper in mind.
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17% More Resilient
Copperweld gives a 17% resiliency improvement over copper in grounding applications! Why? Four reasons: theft, loosening, corrosion, and breaks.