Brief Introduction of Brass Materials
Information of Brass
|CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication
|With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm No drawing: ISO 2768 medium
|Gears, lock components, pipe fittings, and ornamental applications
Available Brass Subtypes
|Elongation at Break
|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.
|0.307 lbs / cu. in.
General Information for Brass
The manufacturing process used in brass production involves mixing raw materials into molten metal, which are then allowed to solidify. The properties and design of the solidified elements are then adjusted through a series of controlled operations to produce an end ‘Brass Stock’ product.
The brass Stock can then be utilised in many diverse forms depending on the required outcome. These include rod, bar, wire, sheet, plate and billet.
Brass tubes and pipes are formed by extrusion, a process of squeezing rectangular billets of boiling hot brass through a specifically shaped opening called a die, forming a long hollow cylinder.
The defining difference between brass sheet, plate, foil and strip is how thick the required materials are:
● Plate brass for example has a thickness larger than 5mm and is large, flat and rectangular.
● Brass sheet has the same characteristics but is thinner.
● Brass strips begin as brass sheets which are then shaped into long, narrow sections.
● Brass foil is like brass strip, only much thinner again, some foils used in brass can be as thin as 0.013mm.