Copper is Easily Shaped

Copper is very easy to work with, and can be shaped into nearly any form, offering cost-effective products for industrial and consumer applications alike. Along with its alloys, such as brass and bronze, it has been used for many centuries to produce tube, sheets for roofing and cladding of buildings, and wire for electrical applications and jewelry. It can be made into complex shapes, as demonstrated by the intricate curves of brass instruments. It is also cast to make faucets and valves, bells and statues that last for hundreds, or even thousands of years.

brass musical instrument