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PdAg38Cu15 | similar to ASTM B563 / Hera 649

  • General Designation: PdAg38Cu15 | similar to ASTM B563
  • Applications: slip rings, contacts, potentiometer wire, sliding contacts
  • Product Forms: wire, strip, sheet
  • Density (g/cm³): 10.85


Age Hardenable
Material Behaviour
Forming Process
machinable, formable, can be roll clad

Oxidation resistant up to 300 °C

IACS Min. (%) [100% IACS ≙ 58 S*m/mm²]
IACS Max. (%) [100% IACS ≙ 58 S*m/mm²]
Thermo-emf. vs. copper Hard (mV)
Temperature coefficient of electric resistivity
From Temperature (°C)
To Temperature (°C)
Hard (x10-4/K)
Annealed (x10-4/K)
0 100 3.1 3.9

Young's Modulus (GPa)
Hardness (HV)
Tensile strength (MPa)
Yield strength (MPa)
Elongation (%)
180 - 220 580 - 680 > 15
Stress Relieved
Hardness (HV)
Tensile strength (MPa)
Yield strength (MPa)
Elongation (%)
250 - 340 850 - 1050 2 - 9
Age hardened
Hardness (HV)
Tensile strength (MPa)
Yield strength (MPa)
Elongation (%)
320 - 390 1000 - 1350 < 3
Property Range
Hardness (HV)
Tensile Strength (MPa)
Yield Strength (MPa)
Elongation (%)
180 - 390 580 - 1350 < 3

Melting Range
From Temperature (°C)
To Temperature (°C)
1070 1130


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