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Copper and copper alloys are widely used because of their excellent electrical and thermal conductivities, outstanding resistance to corrosion, and ease of fabrication, together with good strength and fatigue resistance. This article provides an overview of property and fabrication characteristics, markets, and applications of copper and its alloys. It contains several tables that provide helpful information on the chemical composition, classification, designation, uses, and mechanical properties of wrought copper and copper alloys.

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