This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 5182:1978). Specifies the characteristics of the materials which are used for carrying current and transmitting force to the work. Gives normative references. Defines the term softening temperature. Classifies copper and copper alloys and sintered materials. Specifies test methods, designation, typical applications (annex A), hardness conversions (annex B). Annexes C and D contain properties and bibliography, respectively.