A widely-used alloy of copper and zinc, brass combines strength with ductility. Ideal for drawing or stamping, it has many different uses, made possible by varying the level of zinc in the composition to improve machinability and formability or heightening anti-corrosive properties.
Increased copper content raises ductility whilst adding more zinc means greater strength when cold working the material.
Among the many varied applications are:
Brass is also well-known for its excellent acoustic properties which, combined with its workability, make it a common choice in the manufacture of musical instruments.
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Brass is essentially copper alloyed with zinc. It is strong but easy to form, stamp or draw which make it a common choice for a broad spectrum of applications. By varying the amount of zinc content it is possible to achieve a variety of characteristics including different levels of corrosion resistance, ductility and suitability for machining.
A higher zinc percentage increases the cold working strength whilst a higher percentage of copper yields greater ductility.
Its wide range of uses include automotive, naval, chemical, plumbing/heating and electronics industries. It’s acoustic properties combined with its workability also make brass the main choice of metal for the production of musical instruments.
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