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Features

  • Easy formability
  • Wide range of applications
  • Shiny surface
  • Good machinability
  • Relatively low cost
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Malleable
  • Ductile

About Brass

Brass is a metallic alloy that is made of copper and zinc. It has a good machinability and electrical conductivity, and is ideal for applications that require low friction. The relatively low melting point of brass (from 1,650 - 1,720 °F or 900 - 940 °C depending on composition) and its flow characteristics make it a relatively easy material to cast. It is often used in CNC machining

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Aerospace

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Engineering

Properties

Property Value
Service temperature-459.67°F (-273.15°C) and 305.33°F (151.85°C) *
Density8.73 g/cm³
Tensile Strength267 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity82.0 - 117 GPa
Fatigue strength22.0 - 360 MPa

* depends on alloy

Description

Brass is a metal alloy that is made with a combination of copper and zinc. By varying the proportion of these components, the final alloy can be harder or softer. All types of brass are strong, machinable, tough, conductive, and corrosion resistant. Moreover, other metals like aluminum and lead can also be added to increase machinability (CNC machining, milling and others) and corrosion resistance. Brass has become one of the most widely used alloys thanks to its aesthetic appeal and ease of production. Most common alloys are brass C360 and 464. Brass 360 contains a relatively high amount of lead which makes it a highly machinable alloy with high tensile strength and natural corrosion resistance. It's often used to make items such as brass rods and bars. Brass 464 is also called naval brass because of its high corrosion resistance and use in seawater.

Common uses

  • Naval
  • Pipe/water fittings
  • Electronic hardware
  • Musical instruments
  • Architectural fascias
  • Nuts, bolts, threaded parts
  • Radiator cores, tubes, and tanks

Advantages

  • Durable
  • Malleable
  • Ductile
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Corrosion resistance (not all alloys)
  • Recyclable
  • Non-magnetic
  • Shiny and aesthetically appealing
  • Can withstand high temperatures

Disadvantages

  • Low melting point
  • Alloys with more copper are susceptible to corrosion

Cover image by Emilian Robert Vicol

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