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Brass is an alloy of both copper and zinc, but a varying amounts of other elements can be added. Metal Supermarkets offers a variety of shapes and grades of Brass, cut to the size you need, including: C260 and C360.
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Depending on which other elements are added into the brass mixture, this produces a wide range of properties and variation in color. Increased amounts of zinc provide the material with improved strength and ductility. Brass can range in color from red to yellow depending on the amount of zinc added to the alloy.
With its low friction and acoustic properties, brass is one of the most popular metals to use when making musical instruments.
Outside of musical instruments, this material is commonly used as a decorative metal because of its resemblance to gold. Other applications include architectural uses, condenser/heat exchangers, plumbing, radiator cores, musical instruments, locks, fasteners, hinges, ammunition components and electrical connectors.
The metal is also germicidal which means it can kill microorganisms on contact.
At Metal Supermarkets, we carry both brass C260 and C360.
Brass C260 is a combination of copper and zinc, carrying the highest ductility in the yellow brass series. With its smooth, yellow brass finish and polished or brushed (satin) look, it is highly regarded as an attractive material.
Brass C360 includes lead in its composition, creating a highly machinable material that can be cut, drilled and shaped easily. No material of comparable strength machines faster and produces better surface finishes than C360.
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