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Fabrication and properties of continuum carbon fibre-reinforced copper materials by controlled three-step electrodeposition are described. The effects of processing parameters, i.e. hot-pressing temperature, pressure and duration, and reinforcement content, on the properties of composites are discussed. An alloying element, nickel, was introduced into the C/Cu interface to enhance the composite strength. Finally, the relatively optimum production parameters (i.e. 30 wt% fibre, 700°C, 40 min and 10 MPa) are suggested.