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The Art of Creating Custom Keepsakes: A Guide to Blank Copper for Penny Machines

In the world of souvenirs, pressed pennies have always held a special place in the hearts of collectors and tourists alike. These unique mementos, created by flattening a penny into a new design using a penny machine, are affordable keepsakes that are both fun to collect and easy to carry. In this blog post, we will explore the world of blank copper for penny machines and learn how to create your very own custom keepsakes.

The Importance of Blank Copper

To create a pressed penny, a blank copper piece is inserted into the penny machine along with the penny to be pressed. The blank copper acts as a canvas for the new design, ensuring that the pressed penny has a smooth, even surface for the imprint. Choosing the right blank copper is essential for creating a high-quality pressed penny.

Types of Blank Copper

There are several types of blank copper available for penny machines. Some popular options include:

1. Pre-formed blanks:These are ready-to-use copper blanks that are specifically designed for penny machines. They are typically the same size and shape as a penny, making them easy to use in most machines.

2. Copper sheets:Blank copper sheets can be cut into the desired size and shape for your penny machine. This option allows for greater customization, but may require additional tools and equipment to prepare the blanks.

3. Copper coins:Some collectors prefer using copper coins as blanks for their penny machines. This can create unique keepsakes, but it is important to ensure that the coins are the right size and thickness for your machine.

Choosing the Right Blank Copper

When selecting blank copper for your penny machine, consider the following factors:

Size and shape:Ensure that your blank copper is the correct size and shape for your penny machine. This will ensure that the pressed penny is created properly and without any issues.

Thickness:The thickness of the blank copper can affect the final result of the pressed penny. Thicker blanks may require more pressure to create a clear imprint, while thinner blanks may not hold the design as well.

Quality:Choose a high-quality copper material that is free from imperfections, such as scratches or dents. This will ensure a smooth, even surface for your pressed penny design.

Creating Your Custom Pressed Penny

Once you have chosen the right blank copper for your penny machine, it's time to create your custom keepsake. Follow these simple steps:

1. Select a design:Choose a design for your pressed penny. This can be a pre-existing design, or you can create your own using design software.

2. Prepare the blank copper:If necessary, cut and shape your blank copper to fit your penny machine. Be sure to smooth any rough edges to ensure a clean, even imprint.

3. Insert the penny and blank copper:Place the penny and blank copper into the penny machine, following the manufacturer's instructions.

4. Press the penny:Apply pressure to the penny machine to create your custom pressed penny. Be sure to apply even pressure to ensure a clear, detailed imprint.

5. Remove and admire:Carefully remove your pressed penny from the machine and admire your new custom keepsake!

With the right blank copper and a little creativity, you can create unique, personalized pressed pennies that will be cherished for years to come. Happy pressing!

CNC Copper Machining

CNC Machining Copper Material is good electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, it is soft and good for machining as it has high plasticity, it is easily and rapidly to carry out desired shape as machining cutter can run faster than other steel materials, and also reach high precision.

Copper has a shiny reddish-orange finish, which varies slightly based on the surface finish method. Copper can be media-blasted and polished to achieve many different cosmetic surface finishes.

CNC Machining Copper Parts are widely used in the manufacture of electrical wires, cables, electric brushes, electric spark, and other electrical devices and products.

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Benefits of CNC Copper Machining

1/ CNC Machining Copper Parts are excellent in electricity conductivity, supporting very good electric function

2/ CNC Machining Copper Parts are soft, easy to design into different shape, also suitable for many processes

3/ Copper is easy for cutting and machining, its production efficiency is much higher than steel series

4/ Good propriety for bending and shaping

5/ Heat transferring function very good, high resistance, temperature stability, long durable using

6/ Stable surface, non-surface treatment is durable, electroplating is also used on copper parts

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Composition And Property of CNC Machining Copper

Copper Property Alloy Type Content Melting Point Hardness Tensile Strength Density
Cu-based Zn, Sn, Si, Al, Ni 1083°C HB35-45 Low 8.9 g/cm3

Common Materials Code of CNC Machining Copper

Copper Alloy Workable Processes Surface Finishing for Copper Parts Materials Code
CNC Turning, CNC Milling, CNC Drilling, Molding, Forging, Fabrication, Welding, etc. Passivation, Anodizing, Plating, Chemical Polishing, etc. Copper 110
Copper 101
Copper 145
other more Copper Alloy

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