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Brass

Why choose us for Brass services?

We’ve been handling sheet metal for many years now, we deliver every single stage of a product in-house, from first design through prototyping and on to actual production. One of the reasons that we’re able to do this is that we have an expert team which combines experience and technical know-how with commitment to continuous improvement. Another reason is that we’ve invested in state of the art facilities for delivering processes which include welding, bonding, forming, laser cutting, machining and polishing. And last but not least we’re experts in working with a very wide range of materials, and this includes relatively specialised metals such as brass.

If you have requirements which include the use of brass in the manufacturing stage then get in touch today. We have the experience and facilities to turn your plans into a reality.

How have we used brass?

We commonly use brass for applications such as Prototyping and Windscreen structures other applications include:

Jewellery

Decorative Trim

Lipstick Tubes

Badges

Door Handles

Marine Hardware

Electrical Terminals

Plug and Lamp Fittings

Locks

Ignition Lead Holders

Washers

Bonnet Centre Strips

Windscreen

An introduction to Brass

Brass is an alloy consisting of copper and zinc. The amount of each of these will vary depending upon the type of brass being produced. Most standard brass contains a mix of 67% copper and 33% brass, but this can vary the copper can be anything between 55% and 95% and the zinc from 5% to 40%.

What are the properties of Brass?

The properties offered by brass include its distinctive shining gold appearance, although this can vary in different types of brass to have more red or silver tones. It is also a good conductor of heat, has a low melting point and resists corrosion, including that caused by sea-water. Brass is also renowned for being easy to form and work with, but extremely strong and durable once it has been formed.The fact that brass also produces very low levels of friction means that it has wide range of uses, including the following: We commonly use brass for applications such as Prototyping and Windscreen structures.

High Tensile Brass

Adding a small percentage of manganese to standard brass creates high tensile brass which is particularly strong in addition to the other standard features of brass. This strength makes it an excellent choice for products such as:

Marine Engines

Heavy Load Wheels

Locomotive Axle Boxes

Pump Casting

Heavy Rolling Mill Housing Nuts

Valve Guides

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