Copper Alloys

International conference for industry and research on application-oriented topics relating to copper materials.

In cooperation with the Swedish institutes RI.SE and SWERIM, the Kupferverband organises an international conference for copper processing companies, universities and research institutes every two years, presenting the latest scientific and technical developments relating to the use of copper materials. The application-oriented conference offers the entire copper-related industrial and research landscape an exchange of expertise on an international level every two years. The integrated industrial exhibition also provides a forum for copper companies to present their service portfolio during the conference. Conference sponsorships are also available.

Copper Alloys 2022 in Düsseldorf on 22/23 November 2022

The 2022 conference aims to further strengthen the copper and copper alloy community by providing up-to-date research results and reflecting the necessary research and development approaches in the light of current societal megatrends.
Growing awareness of the need for more responsible use of resources, environmental stability and health protection have led society and legislation to change the priorities on the agenda. Circular economy, fossil-free energy production and other buzzwords represent this new thinking and contribute to the implementation of new legislation such as the Green Deal in Europe.
New applications and processes are needed in response to the associated challenges, and universities, research institutes and market players need to further strengthen their joint efforts. The evolving platforms for materials research and development place high demands on optimising and complementing processing methods, closing gaps in global material flows and introducing lossless recycling technologies.
Copper Alloys 2022 will provide a comprehensive insight into the challenges and developments of the copper processing industry and enable an active exchange of knowledge and opinions.

For more information see conference website.

Conference Programme

22. November 2022

10:30Registration / Welcome Coffee
11:00OpeningRISE / Kupferverband
Sustainable future
11:15 LEVEL(S) - framework for more sustainable buildingsMarzio Traverso, RWTH Aachen
12:00Semis industry actvities - towards a world with sustainable copper materialsLadji Tikana/ n.n, Kupferverband/ n.n.
12:45Challenges and potentials of electric vehicles on the path towards mass marketIngo Olschewski, fka GmbH. Aachen
13:15Lunch Break
Material Design & Characterisation (I) Chair: Frank Mücklich
14:00Production of Polypropylen and Polyethylene Matrix Copper Reinforced Bio-composite and Investigation of Mechanical, Thermal and Morphologic PropertiesÖmer Alparslan Kaya, Sağlam Metal San. ve Tic.
14:25Effect of Heat Treatment on Transformation Temperatures, Microstructure, Strength, and Deformation Behavior of a High Temperature Copper-based Shape Memory Alloy Christian Krancher. FGW Forschungsgemeinschaft Werkzeuge und Werkstoffe
14:50Distribution of alloying elements and measurable shape memory effect of continuous cast copper aluminum alloyBenjamin Schelnberger, FGW Forschungsgemeinschaft Werkzeuge und Werkstoffe
15:40Coffee Break
Material Design & Characterisation (II)
16:10Corrosion susceptibility of the CuZn35Pb1,5AlAs (CW625N) brass alloy in various environmentsStanka Tomovic-Petrovic, SINTEF Manufacturing
16:35Corrosion resistance of lead-free brass alloys in contact with drinking waterTheresa Klein, Institut für Korrosionsschutz Dresden GmbH
17:00Corrosion of lead-free brass alloys in drinking water and CuCl2-solutionCharlotta Obitz, RI.SE
17:25CuSn4Zn2PS – Lead Free Gunmetal for drinking water applicationsMartin Haake. REHAU SE & Co
17:50End Day 1
19.30Dinner at Industrieclub, Dusseldorf

* Venue: LINDNER Congress Hotel, Lütticher Str.130, D-40547 Düsseldorf

Conference Programme

23. November 2022

08:30Welcome Coffee
Parallel Session ACastings and parameters Chair: Lorenzo Omodei
09:00Wettability of Copper and Copper Alloys on Industrial Filter MaterialsCelaida Gayle Gumban, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Ceramics
09:25Overview of non-metallic inclusions in Copper and Copper AlloysClaudia Voigt, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Ceramics
09:50 Casting properties of lead-free brassJoacim Hagström, Swerim
Parallel Session BJoining processes Chair: Inger Wallander
09:00Innovative Laser Technologies for Copper Applications in eMobilityMauritz Möller, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
09:25Efficient processing of copper and its alloys with blue diode laserLuisa-Marie Heine, Laserline GmbH
09:50 Modern clad material systems for battery, charging and thermal management challenges in automotive electrificationA. Frehn, Materion Brush GmbH
10:15Coffee Break
Material analysis and digitalisation Chair: Roberto Spotorno
10:45Microstructure and crystallographic variations in different positions in OFP copper canisters for nuclear waste storageJoacim Hagström, Swerim
11:10Recrystallization model of oxygen-free phosphorus doped copper (Cu-OFP)Robert Sundström, Swerim
11:35Phase Transformations and Kinetic Simulations of Cu-based AlloysÅke Jansson, Thermo-Calc Software
12:00Development of an ontology for the life-cycle of copper and copper alloysMiriam Eisenbart, fem Forschungssinstitut Edelmetalle und Metallchemie
12:25Lunch Break
Material ProcessingChair: Ladji Tikana
13:15Experimental optimization of tool geometry and lubricoolant supply in plunge milling of lead-free BrassStefan Baier, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University
13:40Assessment and Comparison of the Machinability of Innovative Copper Alloys Christoph Zachert. Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University
14:05Investigation of heat treatment to improve the machinability of lead-free brass alloy CW511LMagdalena Müller, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
14:30 Analysis of CuSn8 components manufactured using the material jetting processMaximilian Plötz , Chair of Metal Forming and Casting, TU Munich
14:55 ClosingRI.SE / Kupferverband
15:00 - 15:30 Goodbye Coffee

* Venue: L!NDNER Congress Hotel, Lütticher Str.130, D-40547 Düsseldorf


The exhibition part of the conference offers a forum for companies in the copper alloys market sector. Products and services can be presented to an international audience of professionals.
In addition, we offer sponsorship initiatives to strengthen your company’s image.


Margaretha Sönnergaard, Swerim, Sweden


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