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.
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.