Maximize Results with Copper Alloy Molds While Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes

November 06, 2019 |

After diamond and silver, copper is the most thermally conductive of the elements. In its pure form, copper is not strong enough to be used as a mold material. However, by alloying copper, it can be made as strong as steel while retaining much of its thermal conductivity. This webinar will focus on the various copper alloys used in the plastic molding industry and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each alloy.

Primary Topics:

  • What qualities make a good mold
  • How high thermal conductivity aids in productivity
  • How to best use a copper alloy and avoid common problems
  • Special fabrication issues while working with copper alloys


Robert Kusner
Innovation Pipeline Manager, Materion Performance Alloys and Composites
Robert (Bob) Kusner is the Innovation Pipeline Manager at Materion Performance Alloys and Composites. He holds an undergraduate degree in physics and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his PhD in physics from Case Western Reserve University. 

For the past 20 years, Bob has supported the development and use of Materion alloys in many applications, including copper beryllium and non-beryllium containing copper alloys in the plastic molding market.