Brass

BRASS

Brass is a copper alloy in which the main alloying element is zinc. The generic term “brass” covers a wide range of materials suitable for many different types of applications.
Characteristics of Brass
  •     Good corrosion resistance
  •     Good machinability & formability
  •     Good conductivity
  •     Toughness at all temperatures
  •     Good spark resistance
  •     Low magnetic permeability
Gilding brass
Contain 10 - 20% zinc and are used for architectural metal work, paper making, jewellery strip and applications requiring suitability for brazing and enameling.
Cartridge brass
Contain 30% zinc, have the maximum ductility of the copper-zinc range and are used for deep drawing.
Common brass
Contains 36% zinc and is the most usual composition used for brass sheet.
Free machining brass
Contains 39% zinc and is the standard alloy against which machinability of other alloys has been judged.

Brass

Brass