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presentation of the company baoshida swissmetal > 04 | history > 05 | today, where are we located? > 06 | Why are our products all around the world? > 09 | A complete product portfolio > 10 | applications > 17 | production > 19 | quality and environnement

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today, where are we located?

Baoshida Swissmetal is Swiss manufacturer of copper and copper alloys based in Switzerland. Our high quality products are distributed worldwide in various product lines: electronics, telecommunications, aerospace, military, oil & gas exploration, automotive, consumer goods, architectural, and others.

1 Bâle

history

delémont

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Neuchâtel

1855 A rolling mill and foundry, Bueche, Boillat & Cie., was founded in Reconvilier in the Bernese Jura.

1895 A rolling mill and foundry was founded in Dornach and operated under the name Schweizerische Metallwerke AG Dornach. Both companies were started and grew in response to the Swiss watch industry’s demand for precision metal products for watch gears and plates.

1900 - 1986 At the start of the 20th century, the development of the two plants ran in parallel. Pressing and drawing lines were added to the rolling mills. Production expanded to include brass rods and later wires for the developing high speed Swiss CAM use. Over the years, extrusion presses were added; drawing capabilities were increased; and the rolling mills and foundries steadily expanded. The product range grew along with the expansion of the production facilities. Boillat focused increasingly on small and medium dimensions, while Dornach concentrated on medium and large dimensions.

1986 - 2006 As a result, Boillat produced wires, rods and small profiles for writing instruments, electronics, and precision turning industry. Dornach concentrated on manufacturing larger diameter rods, profiles and strips. These were

sold primarily to the electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, lock, watch and clock, construction and precision turning industries. The automotive and aerospace industries were added to the list of customers; not least thanks to special alloys such as those produced on the Osprey spray forming system at Boillat. In Dornach, investment in a continuous conform extrusion plant led to advances in copper profile production, complementing an already broad range of profiles in brass and bronze for numerous applications

2007 The watch-making industry discovered the alloy NP6 for its integral precision parts. The high-performance alloys in demand by the aviation industry corresponded very closely with the alloy CN8. This material has since been certified by aircraft manufacturers for critical wearing parts.

2008 Presentation of the new extrusion press at the Dornach site. At full capacity, the technical wonder is able to replace five outdated presses.

2013 Baoshida Swissmetal purchased both sites. Today, we are proud to present you Baoshida Swissmetal, with its headquarters in Reconvilier, Bernese Jura, Switzerland.

lausanne

The production site of Reconvilier is specialized in small diameters of wires and rods

zurich soleure

Bienne Berne

Production site is in Reconvilier Bernese Jura – Switzerland. Grand-Rue 6, 2732 Reconvilier, Switzerland

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Production site in in Dornach Solothurn – Switzerland. Weidenstrasse 50, 4143 Dornach, Switzerland The production site of Dornach is specialized in complex and high precision profiles.

Genève

We produce in a small country but our products touch the whole world.

Distances : Genève-Bâle 250 km / Zurich-Bâle 85 km / Bâle-Dornach 13 km / Dornach-Reconvilier 60 km / Genève-Reconvilier 170 km / Zurich-Reconvilier 130 km

Our commercial presence in the world

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Why are our products all around the world? customer Partnerships

Technical Resource

Baoshida Swissmetal, a technology leader, strives to live up to its reputation as the highest quality manufacturer of Swiss-quality, precise, copper and copper alloy products. Building a close, long-term relationship with our clients is a key element in this goal. Baoshida Swissmetal provides our customers with custom tailored solutions (alloy, dimensional, or packaging) that best fit the requirements of their demanding markets. Baoshida Swissmetal’s top priority is a customer-oriented approach to global markets. With extensive experience in metallurgy and material processing, our customers experience increased productivity and lower per piece costs.

Baoshida Swissmetal understands the quality requirements of our market-leading customers and therefore invests significantly in the quality of our products and the expansive technical know-how of our teams. We often work closely with the design and production engineers at our customers to provide technical information such as: > The optimum manufacturing parameters > International norms and standards analysis > Highly technical and responsive product feedback > Continual development of new alloys, product forms, and unique packaging

Baoshida Swissmetal offers an extensive product line of 120 unique alloys; thousands of dimensions and a wide range of mechanical properties. Our product portfolio and small-mill flexibility allows us to offer products meeting the stringent requirements of the most demanding markets: aerospace, military, consumer electronics, automotive, power generation, and many more.

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Concept & Réalisation Pomzed.ch

| Photographies Dominique Giannelli

| Portrait de Aimé à la fonderie

| © Baoshida Swissmetal Ltd. / Juin 2013

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A complete product portfolio Baoshida Swissmetal has experience on the following groups of alloys: Copper

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Zinc

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Brass

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Zinc

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Lead

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Machinable brass

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Zinc

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Nickel

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Nickel silver

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Zinc

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Others

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Special brasses

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Nickel

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Copper Nickel

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Tin

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Tin bronzes

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Aluminium

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Aluminium bronzes

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Others

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Special copper alloys

> Wires: 0.5 mm to 8.0 mm diameter > Rods: 1.0 mm to 200 mm diameter > Hollow rods: 15 mm to 150 mm Outer Diameter (O.D.) > Sections / Profiles: 1.5 mm to 200.0 mm circumscribed circle > Hollow Profiles: 10 mm to 140 mm circumscribed circle > Strips: width 8.0 to 140.0 mm gauge 0.2 to 3.5 mm

Our mastery of copper is driven by extensive know-how and advanced production techniques. swiss precision # experience # k  now-how # innovation # tailored products # partnerships www.BAOSHIDA-swissmetal.NET

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applications Power generation and distribution Pure and low-alloyed copper (Cu) are used for generating and distributing power due to the exceptional electrical and thermal conductivity of elemental copper. Specialty Baoshida Swissmetal alloys with additional pure silver (Ag) increases, raises the annealing temperature of copper allowing for high temperature applications.

Typical applications > Generators > Power lines > Earth leads > Generator rotors > Bus bars (high-voltage installations, breakers, switchgear, and transformers)

connectors

Alloy Family

Baoshida Swissmetal Designation

ISO

ASTM

EN

JIS

Pur and low alloyed copper – unleaded

ECU

Cu-ETP

C11000

CW004A

C1100

CuOFE

Cu-OFE

(C10100)

CW009A

C1011

CuAg1P

CuAg0.10P

C11600

CW016A

NA

architecture Copper is often used in architectural applications due to the aesthetically pleasing color options of copper alloys. Oxidation of copper results in a beautiful green patina conveying a sense of longevity and nobility. Copper’s resistance to corrosion makes it an excellent option for architectural considerations.

Typical applications

Typical applications > Contact pins > Pin and socket connectors > RF Connectors > Corrosion resistant fiber optic connectors

Alloy Family

Baoshida Swissmetal Designation

ISO

ASTM

EN

JIS

Pur or low alloyed machinable copper

C98

CuNiPb0.6P

C19140

NA

NA

C97

CuNiPb1P

C19160

NA

NA

C42

CuTeP

C14500 DPTE

CW118C

NA

> Facades

C99

CuPb1P

C18700

CW113C

NA

> Doors

NIBCUTPlus 2

CuNi2SiPb

NA

NA

NA

> Vestibules and conservatories

Free machining Special alloys

NP6

CuNi9Sn6Pb1

NA

NA

NA

> Handrails

Laiton spécial de décolletage

PS2

CuZn16Si2Pb1

C69750

NA

NA

Free machining bronze

BZ4

CuSn4Pb4Zn4

C54400

CW456K

C5441

BP5

CuSn5Pb1

C53400

CW458K

C5341

62A

CuZn35Pb2

C34500 C35300

CW601N

(C3501)

62B

CuZn36Pb1

(C34000)

(CW600N)

(C3501)

62C

CuZn36Pb01

C33500

CW604N

NA

61C

CuZn37Pb1.5

C35000

CW605N

C3501

> Interior finishing (sills, decorative trim, edging)

Special brass - unleaded

or other mechanical transformation. These operations require the ideal combination of machinability, formability, or cold-work ability. Baoshida Swissmetal’s extensive connector product line offers a world-leading breadth of solutions for our customers:

> Windows

> Hinges and display cases

Alloy Family

One of Baoshida Swissmetal’s most strategically important market segments is semi-finished products for electronic connectors and contacts. These components are used in a wide range of industries, including: information technology, aerospace, fiber optics, telecommunications, automotive, consumer electronics, and several others. The manufacturers and users of connectors require that the materials have specific physical, mechanical and chemical properties. In this context, copper and copper alloys offer an ideal combination of desirable properties. The production of connectors typically utilizes some form of machining, stamping, cold-heading,

Baoshida Swissmetal Designation

ISO

DNAA

CuZn40Mn2Fe1

ASTM NA

EN CW723R

Free machining brass

JIS NA

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transportations The advancements in transportation technology over the years have resulted in a high degree of technical complexity and innovation which often requires the use of specialty materials. Baoshida Swissmetal’s long experience and technical competency allows us to fulfill those technical needs. Some of the critical properties for the transportation industry include high conductivity, outstanding corrosion resistance, high mechanical strength with good ductility (long-term properties, even under temperature fluctuations) as well as cold and hot formability for specific applications.

Typical applications in the rail industry

Typical applications in the automotive industry

Typical applications in the aircraft industry

> Bushings

> Bushings

> Valve guides

> Components for landing gear

> Bearings

> Bearings

> Traction motors > Terminals > Connectors and contacts > Trunk > Phase separators > Supporting components of catenary insulators > Terminals

> Synchronizing disks > Shaft seals > Starter commutators

Alloy Family

Baoshida Swissmetal Designation

ISO

ASTM

EN

JIS

Special alloys

CN8

CuNi15Sn8

C72900

NA

NA

PS2

CuZn16Si2Pb1

C69705

NA

NA

NIBCUTPlus 2

CuNi2SiPb

NA

NA

NA

A11N

CuAl11Ni5Fe5

C63020

NA

NA

A10N

CuAl10Ni5Fe4

C63000 AMS4640

CW307G

NA

A9M

CuAl9Ni4Fe4Mn2

C63200

NA

NA

Copper alloys for wear-resistant bushing and bearing parts used in the aerospace industry.

Semi finished product used in the rail industry.

Finished products used in the rail industry.

Free machining

Concerned group of alloys

Many developments have been initiated in Switzerland over the past decades, and most are now regarded as setting world standards. The Baoshida Swissmetal plants have succeeded to this day in maintaining their lead in quality and performance. Our aim is to continuously upgrade our production processes so that we can offer our customers advanced products for machining that meet the most stringent standards. Baoshida Swissmetal has set the standard in free-machining products by perfecting alloys variations to exhibit adequate to excellent machinability and the required mechanical properties for cold forming all from environmentally friendly materials.

> Free machining copper > Free machining low alloyed coppers > Brass > Bronze > Maillechort > High performance specialty alloys Turning parts are used in industries such as transportation, watches, writing instruments, connectors, medical and much more.

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Industrial applications Baoshida Swissmetal’s products for machines and appliance manufactures feature a wide variety of alloys of different shapes and mechanical strength to match the wide range of customer specifications. Customers can achieve high added value by working together with Baoshida Swissmetal at an early stage to identify the best solutions in terms of materials and cost-effectiveness. Typical applications There is virtually no limit to the types of machines and appliances in which copper alloys can be used to advantage. Underneath, you will find the most important properties:

> Outstanding machinability > Excellent hot formability > Special sliding and / or friction properties > High mechanical strength at elevated temperature > Corrosion resistance > Resistance to scaling, even at elevated temperatures > Non-sparking > Non-magnetic Examples of existing applications > Music instruments > Retraction mechanism in writing instruments

Alloy Family

Baoshida Swissmetal Designation

ISO

ASTM

EN

JIS

Free machining Nickel Silver

NM2

CuNi7Zn38Mn2Pb3

C79800

CW400J

NA

> Gear wheels

NM6

CuNi12Zn37Mn6Pb2

C79860

(CW407J)

NA

> Winding buttons

SM58

CuZn37Mn3Al2PbSi

NA

CW713R

NA

58A

CuZn39Pb3

C38500

CW614N

C3603 C3604

58H

CuZn39Pb2

C37700 C38000

CW617N

C3603 C3604

A9M

CuAl9Ni4Fe4Mn2

C63200

NA

NA

A10N

CuAl10Ni5Fe4

C63000 AMS4640

CW307G

NA

A11N

CuAl11Ni5Fe5

C63020 AMS4590

NA

NA

watches Baoshida Swissmetal has emerged from traditional regional industries. Our products have played a major role in the history of the watchmaking industry: • Our alloys and special products continue to be characterized by high precision. • We are devoted to the fine details required of the finest watch makers • Enthusiasm and a spirit of openness are reflected in long and close customer relations.

Typical applications

> Pivots

Free machining brass

> Balance wheels > Spring barrels Aluminium bronze

> Watch cases > Watch plates

Alloy Family

Baoshida Swissmetal Designation

ISO

ASTM

EN

JIS

Machinable brass

59B

CuZn39Pb3

C38500

CW614N

C3603 C3604

58H

CuZn39Pb2

C37700 C38000

CW617N

C3603 C3604

58A

CuZn39Pb3

C38500

CW614N

C3603 C3604

NM2

CuNi7Zn38Mn2Pb3

C79800

CW400J

NA

NM6

CuNi12Zn37Mn6Pb2

C79860

(CW407J)

NA

Free machining special alloys

NP6

CuNi9Sn6Pb1

NA

NA

NA

Free machining special brass

PS2

CuZn16Si2Pb1

C69750

NA

NA

Brass for strips

59L

CuZn39Pb2

C37700

CW612N

C3771

60A

CuZn38Pb2

C37700

CW608N

(C3603)

Machinable Nickel Silver

Nickel Silver wires.

Nickel Silver blanks and ball-point pen tips.

Profiles used for conveyors.

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Concept & Réalisation Pomzed.ch

| Photographies Dominique Giannelli

| Portrait de Thierry devant la presse Apolo

| © Baoshida Swissmetal Ltd. / Juin 2013

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Many years of know-how and high technical compentency, results in the the perfect combination for innovation and tailored products. swiss precision # experience # k  now-how # innovation # tailored products # partnerships www.BAOSHIDA-swissmetal.NET

Baoshida Swissmetal manufacturers all of its products on two complementary production sites: Reconvilier and Dornach.

New material

Final quality control

Rolling Foundry

Recycled raw material

Underneath, you will find a graph which represents every production step.

Extrusion

Annealing Drawing

Finishing

Shipment Packaging

Quality and Environnement

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Concept & Réalisation Pomzed.ch

| Photographies Dominique Giannelli

| Portrait de Françoise dans son laboratoire

| © Baoshida Swissmetal Ltd. / Juin 2013

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Baoshida Swissmetal is a fully integrated mill that controls all aspects of our manufacturing processes: from the smelting in the foundry to the finished goods packaging. This allows us to have complete traceability of quality and therefore guarantee the highest performance. Additionally, our fully implemented quality management system provides the basis required for reliable planning, management and implementation of the quality characteristics in an organized and reproducible form. The focus is on a process-orientated approach. This means that in all areas of the company from initial customer contact via all production stages through to final inspection and delivery of the products, the individual stages with their complexity are viewed and managed as a single functioning unit. The quality management system as a principle of organization is based on and certified to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, which has been successfully renewed in 2013. In order to be able to ensure the product characteristics required by our customers, various measures are required to support manufacturing and ensure quality assurance.

We apply rigorous production quality controls which insure excellent Swiss quality for regional, national and international markets. swiss precision # experience # k  now-how # innovation # tailored products # partnerships www.BAOSHIDA-swissmetal.NET

In the modern materials laboratory, special recognized procedures for destructive and non-destructive tests on materials are carried out in a professional manner. In addition customers may engage the laboratory to conduct individual inspection procedures for quality assurance. During the whole production process Baoshida Swissmetal not only cares about the quality of its products, but also cares about its industrial impact on the environment. In order to limit the consequences of its activities, the first ISO 9001 certificate was obtained in 1994 and the ISO 14001 certificate was obtained in 2003. In 2013, both Baoshida Swissmetal’s production sites, Reconvilier and Dornach, successfully renewed the ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications for their environmental management systems. This is the result of compliance with the legal norms, ongoing improvements, rational use of resources and the minimization of environmental risks and impacts. For instance, depending on alloy type, Baoshida Swissmetal uses up to 100% of recycled raw material.

Baoshida Swissmetal in a few key sentences… > Swiss precision for over 150 years > For regional, national and international markets, rigorous production quality controls are made to assure excellent Swiss quality > Our mastery of copper is driven by extensive know-how and advanced production techniques > We consider our customers as partners in technical development which creates mutually beneficial solutions > Tailored, premium products insures the highest value added solution > Many years of know-how and high technical compentency, results in the perfect combination for innovation and tailored products

| © Baoshida Swissmetal Ltd. / Juin 2013 / N 0 1-English / 1500 pieces | Photographies Dominique Giannelli Concept & Réalisation Pomzed.ch

Europe - Dornach Baoshida Swissmetal Ltd. Weidenstrasse 50 4143 Dornach Switzerland T + 41 61 705 32 12 F + 41 61 705 34 51 [email protected] www.baoshida-swissmetal.net Europe - Reconvilier Baoshida Swissmetal Ltd. Grand-Rue 6 2732 Reconvilier Switzerland T + 41 32 482 32 12 F + 41 32 482 01 29 [email protected] www.baoshida-swissmetal.net USA Avins USA, Inc. 242 Old New Brunswick Road Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 USA T + 1 732 469 88 00 F + 1 732 469 88 01 [email protected] www.avins.com

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