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|Modulus of elasticity E GPa||110 to 120|
|Modulus of elasticity G GPa||40 to 47|
|Poisson's ratio v||0.33 to 0.36|
|Melting point °C||1083|
Heat until it glows dull red, then cool (either slowly or by plunging it in water), the copper becomes very soft and easy to bend and work.
Not the easiest material to turn. I find turning it fast with cutting oil and very sharp tools and it will be fine.
The problem with copper is it is malleable and so flows very easily. This means cutting tools need to be sharp to avoid smearing the copper onto the part being machined.