Brass is an alloy of Copper & Zinc. The proportions of Copper & Zinc can be varied to create a range of Brasses with varying properties. Brass is commonly used in the manufacture of electrical, automotive and various other componentry. It is also extensively used in Architectural design, particularly for internal surfaces such as elevator doors, lighting, door hardware and many other items too numerous to list. Brass can also be specified for “touch surfaces” in public areas because of the anti-microbial properties of the Copper content in the alloy.
GRADES OF BRASS AVAILABLE EX STOCK
70/30 Alloy Brass, commonly called “Cartridge Brass” because of it’s use in the manufacture of ammunition. The main attributes of this alloy are excellent ductility with a high rate of work hardening, resulting in high tensile strength. It is commonly used in forming, pressing and deep drawing applications.
63/37 Alloy Brass, commonly known as “Yellow Brass” is suitable for all general applications. This material is also available in a Bright Finish suitable for architectural panel applications. The bright finish is normally protected during usage with a PVC protective coating that is peeled off when the manufacturing process is complete.