Brass Copper Parts

Brass metal has several different applications. As the metal has a similar appearance to gold and is available in a variety of shades, it is often used for decorative & architectural elements. Additionally, the workability and machinability of the material lend it to use in the manufacture of plumbing, electronics, and musical instruments

However, the alloy does exhibit a few distinct properties compared to pure copper and other copper alloys. For example:

  • Susceptibility to stress-cracking. As brass is stronger and stiffer than pure copper, it is more susceptible to developing stress cracks.
  • Malleability and formability. Compared to bronze, brass is more malleable. Additionally, it is easy to cast or work.
  • High melting point. Brass has a melting point of approximately 900°C. The exact melting point differs based on the concentration of different metals in the alloy.
  • Non-ferromagnetic. As brass is not ferromagnetic, it is much easier to process for recycling.

Depending on the additional metals added to the alloy, it can demonstrate varying characteristics, such as a variable melting point or greater corrosion resistance