Thursday, September 17, 2015

Features and Applications of Brass Tubing

Brass Composition

Brass, distinguishable by its bright, gold appearance, is an alloy made primarily of copper (67%) and zinc (33%), with lead added (2%) to improve machinability. Due to its relatively low melting point, it is easy to cast, and has a higher malleability than bronze or zinc.

Brass tubing, coming in round, seamless, rectangular, or square, is available in different of sizes, its diversity making it a popular option for a great number of companies in a wide variety of industries.

Cosmetic Applications

Due to its attractive appearance, the ease with which it can be formed, and its ability to be polished, brass tubing is used in a vast range of applications. These include hand and foot rails, decorative rods, decorative structures and supports, frames, and ornamental works.

Industrial, Architectural, Structural, and Other Applications

Thanks to its outstanding machinability and resistance to corrosion, brass tubing is popular in various areas. Couplings, bushings, support sleeves, brackets, underground water lines, flexible metal hoses, connectors, fittings, automotive, central heating, plumbing, seawater lines, desalination lines, pump cylinder liners, fasteners, J Bends, Distiller tubes, and heat exchange shells make use of brass tubing.

As the grade of bronze alloy can vary, customers should check specifications for the given brass part. Factors that can vary from part to part in terms of suitability include, among other factors, soldering, brazing, spot weld, seam weld, and machinability rating.

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