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Brass C260

Grade Summary: Brass C260 is a combination of copper and zinc, carrying the highest ductility in the yellow brass series. It is an attractive material with a smooth, yellow brass finish and it can have a polished or brushed (satin) finish. C260 Brass can be used in corrosive environments. C260 Brass forms a thin protective patina ( layer ),which, unlike steel and iron, will not rust when exposed to the atmosphere. It has excellent cold workability and is used extensively in the automotive industry, also in the manufacturing of plumbing, hardware, and ammunition components.

Typical Applications:

  • Air instruments and machines
  • Heat exchangers
  • Pump cylinders
    Wire screens
  • Pumps
  • Liners
  • Power cylinders
  • Odometer contacts
  • Heater cores
  • Thermostats
  • Electrical connectors
  • Radiator cores
  • Radiator tube
  • Radiator tanks
  • Snaps
  • Planters
  • Fireplace screens
  • Etched articles
  • Bird cages
  • Coinage
  • Chain links
  • Pen/pencil
  • Lamps
  • Inserts and clips
  • Syringe parts
  • Watch parts
  • Costume jewelry
  • Buttons
  • Shells – electrical sockets in the automotive industry, also in the manufacturing of plumbing, hardware, and ammunition components
  • Pressure conveyer systems
  • Sound proofing equipment
  • Springs
  • Chain
  • Bead chain

Available products:

Typical Chemical Analysis: * Cu – 99.4 *O – .04 *Ag – Trace

Typical Mechanical Properties**

  • Tensile Strength (PSI)
  • Yield Point (PSI)
  • Rockwell Hardness
    • 42,100
    • 36,300
    • B40

* Chemical Analysis will vary on each heat number
** All values are averaged values (based on H02 / Half Hard Temper) and are representative

Metal Supermarkets offers a variety of shapes and sizes of brass, cut to the size you need

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