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Copper Development Association's Research Focuses on the Benefits of Brass

Copper Development Association explains the underutilization of machinability of brass in machine shops. According to the research, the usage of brass increases the part processing operations by 85% and allows manufacturers to do more high-speed machining leading to shorter cycle times. Brass is 100% recyclable and enables manufacturer to recoup initial raw material cost through scrap buy-back...

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CDA Guildelines outline motor management best practices.

Third installment of The CDA Motor Management Program, Repair Specifications, and Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, provides outline for creating motor repair specifications and effective maintenance plan. CDA's Richard deFay cited successful motor management plans as containing well-documented repair specifications, preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance. These fundamentals,"...

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Copper proves to be the superior piping system.

When it came time to install plumbing and mechanical system at Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in Delaware, shape of new building created unforeseen challenges. Semi-circular design required large-diameter piping that was lightweight, malleable, and easy to work with. Black steel pipe, originally specified for project, did not meet the criteria. On advice of CDA, hospital opted to go...

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CDA honors Cleveland State Professor.

Professor Taysir Nayfeh, of Cleveland State University, receivedÂ-  Trailblazer in Copper Technology" award for his research in ultraconductive copper - a technology that could revolutionize how copper is used in applications ranging from aerospace in medium term to residential wiring in longer term. Professor Nayfeh's 3 years of exhaustive research have revealed that nanocarbon-in-copper...

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CDA provides motor management best practices.

By upgrading to more energy-efficient motors, facility managers can improve equipment reliability, increase productivity, and reduce downtime. Working with government and industry-based motor experts, CDA has created comprehensive 3-part Motor Management Program. Part 1 involves creating a motor inventory and developing repair and replacement guidelines. CDA, in conjunction with WSU Energy...

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Experiment shows MRSA dies on antimicrobial copper surfaces.

Sponsored by International Copper Association and European Copper Institute, live webcast experiment demonstrated that Antimicrobial Copper effectively kills MRSA within 2 hours while it readily survives on stainless steel. When cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper also kills greater than 99.9% of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes,...

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