Slip, Slidin' Away
All metals deform by means of a mechanism called slip, and copper's atomic structure allows for the maximum number of slip planes of any known metal. See how copper's ductility and other unique properties makes it ideal for a number of machined applications.
[Photo Courtesy of The Library of Congress]
Did you think copper in art was only in bronze sculptures? Think again. Artists have been using copper as their canvas for painting, and copper as pigment in the actual paints they used for centuries.