Brass

Low friction, excellent electrical conductivity, golden appearance.

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Basic info


Process
CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication

Tolerance
With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm No drawing: ISO 2768 medium

Price
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Characteristics


Applications
Gears, lock components, pipe fittings, and ornamental applications

Finishing options
Media blasting

Brass is a metal alloy made of a combination of copper and zinc. It demonstrates excellent electrical conductivity and good machinability. Known for its low friction properties and gold-like appearance, brass is commonly used in the architecture sector as well as to manufacture gears, locks, pipe fittings, musical instruments and more.

Subtypes

Brass C360

Brass C360 is a soft metal with the highest lead content amongst brass alloys. It is known for having the best machinability of brass alloys and causes minimal wear on CNC machine tools. Brass C360 is broadly used for fabricating gears, pinions and lock parts.


Yield Strength (tensile)
15,000 psi
Elongation at Break
53%
Hardness
Rockwell B35
Density
0.307 lbs / cu. in.
Maximum Temp
1650° F

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Electroplating

Electroplating can be functional, decorative or corrosion-related. Many industries use the process, including the automotive sector, in which chrome-plating of steel automobile parts is common.

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Powder Coating

Powder coating forms a durable, wear resistant and corrosion resistant layer on the surface of parts. Powder coating can be used to apply colors to parts and is compatible with any metal.

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Painting

Painting the surface of a part improves its aesthetic appearance and can provide brand recognition to consumers. In addition, painting can have a protective effect on parts.

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Polishing

Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface, either through physical rubbing of the part or by chemical interference. The process produces a surface with significant specular reflection, but in some materials is able to reduce diffuse reflection.

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