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Copper-Nickel End Forming & Bending Materials

 A 70/30 alloy is ideal for marine applications with exposure to seawater.

Renowned for superior resistance by adding nickel to copper, the newly formed alloy has improved strength and resistance to oxidation and corrosion. Resistance to seawater corrosion and biofouling, copper-nickel alloys provide reliable service in wet environments. When you require copper-nickle end forming and bending materials, FormFab can meet your needs.  

Benefits of Copper-Nickel

Copper-nickel is a family of copper metals combined with nickel and other elements. Despite the high copper content, the material has a silvery appearance. Sometimes called cupronickel, this alloy exhibits a variety of performance characteristics. 

  • Resists Corrosion
  • Withstands Crevice Corrosion 
  • Antimicrobial 
  • Opposes Pitting
  • Doesn’t Spark 

Adhesion of marine organisms to metal surfaces is problematic, leading to increased energy consumption and maintenance costs. Their ability to attach onto copper-nickel alloys is subpar, however. When it occurs, removal is easy.  

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Applications of Copper-Nickel Alloys

Consequently, marine applications heavily rely on bent tubing products made from copper-nickel alloys. Typical applications include:  

  • Seawater Intake Systems
  • Desalination Processes 
  • Shipbuilding Components 
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Boat Conveyance Lines
  • Aquafarming Tools 
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Processing
  • Power Generation Systems  

Antimicrobial properties make copper-nickel perfect for many non-marine applications, too. Here are some examples:  

  • Cryogenic Tubing
  • Medical Equipment Conduit
  • Medical Device Tubing
  • Food Processing Equipment  

Precision Copper-Nickel Tube Bending Services

FormFab is an IATF 16949:2016-certified provider of bent copper-nickel tubing assemblies and fixtures for demanding applications. By combining years of experience with advanced equipment, our team can manipulate copper-nickel alloys into shapes with challenging geometries. Our capabilities include: 


We can bend copper-nickel tubing of various sizes, but common ones range from 1/8” to 2”, or 3.1mm to 50mm, in diameter. Our 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility houses equipment capable of providing a variety of value-added fabrication services.  

  • Cutting 
  • Bending
  • Forming
  • End Forming
  • Welding
  • Brazing
  • Leak Testing 

Meeting Sanitary Requirements for a Variety of Industries

Many manufacturers must deliver products to market that meet elevated hygiene and sanitary requirements. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has made protection from bacteria even more critical. Copper-nickel bending materials can help all types of industries curb the spread of bacteria. 

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Full-Service Tube Bending Solutions 

FormFab’s area of expertise is manufacturing custom tubing assemblies and inspection fixtures using your print, specification, or purchase order requirements. As the copper-nickel end forming materials specialists, we develop custom ends, couplings, and brackets onsite.  

 Those with a unique bent tubing need but no vetted design are welcome, too. Our engineers help you come up with a concept and make a prototype. When approved, full-scale production kicks off.  

Quality Comes First

At FormFab, we stand behind the bent tubing assemblies and check fixtures we produce. Material is acquired from reputable suppliers, and compliance is verified upon arrival. Items fabricated are inspected using precise testing and inspection equipment. All orders are audited for accuracy before shipment.  

Contact us to learn more about copper-nickel bending materials. We’d love to discuss your needs further.  

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