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Casting
An article formed by solidification of molten metal in a mold.
Cathode
In corrosion processes, usually the metal that is not corroded.
Cathodic Protection
Reduction or prevention of corrosion of a metal surface by making it a cathode, for example by the use of sacrificial anodes or impressed currents.
CDA
Abbreviation for Copper Development Association Inc.
Center
The difference in thickness between the middle and edges of a sheet.
Chatter Marks
A series of transverse ripples encircling a drawn product visible on outer or inner surfaces.
Chemical Properties
The properties of a material that describe its reactions with other substances, e.g. corrosion resistance.
Coating Blister
A blister in the coating of an alclad or clad product.
Coating Streak
A surface blemish on rolled material resulting from aluminum oxide transferring from the roll to the sheet surface, giving a speckled appearance; known also as "roll-coating pickup".
Cobalt
Cobalt is a hard, lustrous, silver-gray metal, a chemical element with symbol Co. It is found in various ores, and is used in the preparation of magnetic, wear-resistant, and high-strength alloys.
Coil
A length of a product other than a flat rolled or flat drawn product, wound into a merchantable hoop-like bundle.
Cold Shortness
The characteristic of metals that are brittle at temperatures below the recommended hot working temperature ranges.
Collapsing Pressure
The external hydrostatic or pneumatic pressure required to collapse a tube or other hollow article.
Concavity
A concave departure from flat.
Concentricity
Conformance to a common center as, for example, the inner and other walls of round tube.
Conveyor Marks
Scratches and pits occurring on one side of a sheet as a result of contact with cables or other means of conveyance.
Copper
Copper is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with excellent electrical conductivity, and finds extensive use as an electrical conductor, thermal conductor, as a building material, and as a component of various alloys.
Core Blister
A blister in the core of an alclad or clad product.
Corrosion
The deterioration of a metal by chemical or electro-chemical reaction with it's environment.
CuBe
See: Beryllium Copper
Cupronickel
Cupronickel is an alloy of copper, nickel and strengthening impurities, such as iron and manganese.
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