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Alloy 260: One of the most popular varieties of brass used globally is alloy 260. It also goes by the name "70/30 brass," which alludes to the alloy's copper to zinc ratio. Due to its ductility, it is a preferred choice for a variety of applications. The alloy may be easily shaped into a variety of shapes without losing any of the brass's renowned hardness. Additionally, Alloy 260 is less prone to dezincification, a type of corrosion in which the zinc content disintegrates over time.

Alloy 272: This alloy is sometimes known as yellow brass and contains 33 percent zinc.It is mostly used in tubing because it combines good strength, toughness, machinability, and corrosion resistance. Although it performs poorly when heated, this substance is recognised as great for cold working. commonly utilised in other industrial applications like fasteners, heat exchangers, pump cylinders, and tubing.

Alloy 280: Alloy 280, also known as Muntz Metal, has a copper to zinc content of 60 to 40%, with trace amounts of iron. 280 brass is renowned for its stunning corrosion resistance, strength, and alluring golden hue. It is comparable to bronze but less expensive, has a greater capacity for hot work, and is also harder and stronger than other brasses.

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Alloy 385: Alloy 385 is most frequently referred to as Architectural Bronze. Despite its name, it is actually a type of brass alloy because of its high zinc content. Alloy 385 is a brass metal that manufacturers frequently employ due to its machinability and simplicity in moulding into the desired shape. Although it is frequently used for construction purposes (thus its widespread name), artists and sculptors also favour it.

Alloy 464: Alloy 464 is also commonly known as "Naval Brass." Naval Brass is used frequently to build various boats and naval vessels, as its name suggests. Unique proportions of 59 percent copper, 40 percent zinc, 1 percent tin, and trace amounts of lead are used to create alloy 464. Brass produced using this ratio has remarkable saltwater resistance. Naval Brass is utilised in a variety of gear that is frequently exposed to moisture despite being designed for use in seagoing warships.

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Alloys of Brass
Properties of Brass

Why Choose Brass

Exploring the characteristics of brass got simpler as metallurgy technology advanced. Brass suppliers are now more widespread than ever because of the continuous production since the industrial revolution. The following are a few of the most important traits and applications of brass.


The capacity to be folded into thin brass sheets without breaking or cracking is one of the characteristics of brass metals, which is rarely found in any other substance. Among the two metals that make up brass, copper is more malleable. On the other hand, zinc gives the alloy more hardness, keeping brass durable even when it is thin. This characteristic leads to the use of brass metal plates for the surface and casing of machines.

Tensile Strength

The majority of metals naturally resist tension, and because of this, they are frequently utilised as reinforcement for structures that entail pulling forces. They perform poorly against compressive stresses due to their malleability. Because of this characteristic, brass alloys are the best materials for nuts, bolts, and threaded components.

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High machinability is another quality of brass material which makes it unique among other metals. It may be cut or reshaped readily without losing its density or strength. These qualities explain why brass is a common material in machines that need complicated extrusions for their parts. The malleability of brass in its conventional forms is prized. In other words, they are malleable enough to be moulded into different thicknesses and shapes without the need for heat. Cold working, welding, and brazing brass are easier than those of bronze. By adding more zinc, it is possible to slightly improve the metal's machinability.

High Conductivity

Similar to copper, brass has a significant heat and electrical conductivity that is around 40% of that of copper. Unlike silver or other conductive metals, it doesn't burn quickly when exposed to high voltage. For machine parts that serve as conductors, brass is the material of choice.

Antibacterial Property

Since copper makes up the majority of brass's metal composition, it is also well known for its capacity to cause an oligodynamic effect. It's one of the few metals that can cause particular proteins in bacteria to break down, killing the cells as a result. Because of this, brass is the preferred metal for uses like food processing and water filtering. Additionally, it is the best metal for commonly used household items like doorknobs, handrails, and even countertops.

Aesthetic Appeal

Standard brass has a regal aspect that cannot be disputed. Its sparkling yellow colour is comparable to real gold. Brass is frequently used for decorations that need the lustre and colour of gold. Brass should be considered by those looking for a less expensive substitute for gold in their crafts.

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Automobile Industry : Today, there are a plethora of circumstances where brass is employed in the production of automobiles. Because of its longevity and heat resistance, brass is still used in radiator cores, tubes, and tanks. Compared to aluminium radiators, brass radiators are less expensive, easier to build, and have a longer lifespan. Compared to aluminium radiators, brass radiators are more durable, affordable, and easy to manufacture. Brass products are more affordable and environmentally beneficial because they can be recycled much more easily. Alloy 260 is the most widely used brass alloy in the automobile industry.

Types of automobile products made with brass are,

  • Radiator Cores
  • Tubes And Tanks
  • Interiors And Sanitary Ware
  • Casings
  • Heater Cores
  • Fittings And Valves

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Medical Industry : Due to their robustness, materials made of brass material are especially helpful in making surgical instruments and equipment. For medical procedures, scalpels, scissors, and other crucial medical equipment must function well. One of the most crucial considerations when selecting medical supplies and equipment is durability, which is naturally present in brass. Brass is a great choice for hospital environments since it possesses antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

Types of medical industry products made with brass are,

  • Pressure Regulator
  • Pressure Control Valve
  • Special Fittings
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Solid Brass Handles

Decoratives: Brass material is a preferred material for decorative applications because of its aesthetic value. From pale gold to silver to practically scarlet, its coloration can vary. Brass alloys are often used in the furnishings and accents we use to decorate our homes. A great example of brass being used decoratively is in ancient candle holders. Another excellent example of decorative brass are sculptures and accessories made of brass. The portion of any trophies or plaques you own that has your name engraved on it is probably made of engraving brass. Due to its exceptional machinability, alloy 353 is frequently used to create precise decorative components.

Types of decorative products made with brass are,

  • Gold-like Interiors
  • Door Handles
  • Hangings

Architectural Industry : One of the things that you don't anticipate replacing during the lifetime of the house is the door knobs and locks. Since they are so important to the security of the home, they must be constructed from a material that can endure for many years and is difficult to break. Brass provides benefits beyond durability. Additionally, it has very precise machining tolerances, enabling the smooth operation of moving parts. Alloy 385 alloy is also referred to as architectural bronze and can be used in both architectural and construction purposes.

Types of construction products made with brass are,

  • Locks Or Door Knobs
  • Square Tubes
  • Hand Rail Moulding
  • Balustrades
  • Decorative And Protective Finishes
  • Pipes And Joints

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Brass in Construction
Services in Brass


3D Printing

The glow and malleability of brass make it ideal for jewellery and musical instruments, while its low friction characteristics make it ideal for locks and gears. It is an 80 percent copper alloy with 15% zinc, 5% tin, and 5% tin. The 3D printing brass material features fine details and has a polished, finished appearance. Jewellery, accessories, home decor, and miniatures are just a few of the things that can be 3D printed in brass. Brass may require some tarnish management after 3D printing, however these materials may be easily polished to restore their like-new appearance.

CNC Machining

Copper and zinc are the two metals that make brass in its most basic form. Brass can, however, be alloyed with mixtures of other metals, including tin, aluminium, lead, and iron, to create alloys with special properties.

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CNC machining makes use of a variety of brass alloys with a wide range of qualities that are beneficial for various sectors. Brass is extremely malleable and ductile and is frequently referred to as being 100% machinable. High strength, high tensile strength, and shear resistance are among this alloy's mechanical characteristics. These characteristics influence the speed of machining while using brass. The research confirms that brass CNC production may be done at speeds that are 5 to 20% faster than those of other metals.


Brasses are extremely tensile and corrosion resistant, which makes them appropriate for hot forging fabrication. The appropriate raw elements are combined to create a molten metal during the fabrication process, which is then allowed to solidify. To fabricate the ideal brass product, a series of meticulously regulated techniques are used to change the shape and qualities of the hardened metal. The actual manufacturing procedure is based on the required brass stock shape and characteristics, as well as the specific equipment and procedures employed in various brass facilities.


Brass is subjected to the extrusion process either after being heated (hot extrusion) or after being at room temperature (cold extruded). The brass metal is then pressed using a die. Drilled holes are moulded into incredibly strong steel forms to create dies. To create shaped brass bars, flats, or other shapes, extruded brass is pushed through a die. Extruded brass, which is typically used to create brass fittings and valves, is particularly helpful since it can be sliced into chunks or "blanks" that closely resemble the shape of the finished part.

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Extensive Material Support: Zeal provides a wide range of 3D printing materials for plastic and metal to completely meet all of your needs. We print in more than 40 different materials, such as brass, copper, stainless steel, and aluminium using a range of 3D printing techniques, such as FDM, DMLS, SLM, SLS, SLA, and more.

On-demand Services: A wide range of fast prototyping services and technologies are offered by ZEAL 3D services to help manufacturers and designers create and test innovative products more quickly, inexpensively, and securely. Using cutting-edge fast prototyping technologies like 3D printing, CNC machining, and vacuum casting, we can take your idea or design and turn it into reality in a matter of days.

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Types of Brass

Over 60 different types of brass are being offered commercially. They are classified based on the proportion of copper to zinc that they contain. As previously stated, brass can be manufactured from a variety of materials to make brasses of different qualities. They are meticulously divided into three forms in order to more accurately identify each brass kind and gauge their effectiveness.

Alpha Brasses

Alpha brasses, also referred to as soft brasses, are brasses with a 65 percent copper content and a 35 percent zinc content. Due to the high copper content, these types of brasses are flexible and simple to work with when cold. Additionally, they resemble gold more closely than the other types of brass. As zinc dissolves into copper, a solid solution with a consistent brass composition is created, exhibiting the alpha crystal structure. These types of brasses can be cold worked, welded, drawn, rolled, bent, or brazed more easily than their equivalents because they are softer and more ductile.

Alpha-Beta Brasses

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Alpha-Beta Brasses are classified as semi-hard or alpha-beta brasses and contain 35 to 45 percent of zinc and 55 to 65 percent of copper. Alpha-beta brasses are much more workable at high temperatures, despite being less malleable than alpha brasses at ambient temperature. In addition, alpha-beta brass is therefore typically hot worked through extrusion, stamping, or die casting. These brasses have a brighter, less golden tone due to the modest compositional alteration. Additionally, alpha-beta brasses are less resistant to corrosion than alpha-brasses. Alpha-beta brass, which is more prevalent than alpha brass, is both tougher and stronger and has less cold ductility. Alpha-beta brass is less expensive because it contains more zinc, but it is also more prone to dezincification corrosion.

Beta Brasses

Beta brasses are a third type of alloy with a higher zinc content than alpha or alpha-beta brasses, although they are far less frequently used. These brasses are tougher and more powerful than alpha and alpha-beta brasses since they form a beta-structure crystal. Beta brasses contain 45 to 50% zinc and 50 to 55% copper. They are really difficult to work with without heating them up due to their hardness. Dezincification is another possibility posed by the high zinc content.

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Brass - What is it and what makes it so popular?

Brass is an alloy made of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn), and it is possible to change the ratios of both metals in order to get variable mechanical, chemical, and physical properties. Brass is considered a substitutional alloy because it has atoms of the two main elements that can swap places inside a single crystalline structure. Due to its shiny, gold-like appearance, brass has long been a preferred material for decorative purposes. It has also been commonly used to create utensils because of its qualities, including having a low melting point, good work ability (both with hand tools and with contemporary turning and milling machines), sturdiness, and thermal and electrical conductivity.

The Manufacturing Process of Brass

In the brass manufacturing process, raw materials are combined with molten metal before being allowed to harden. In order to create the final "Brass Stock" product, the qualities and design of the solidified pieces are then modified through a series of regulated operations. This brass stock can then be used in a variety of ways, depending on what is desired as a result. Furthermore, the actual brass metal manufacturing process also depends on the desired shape and characteristics of the brass stock, as well as the specific equipment and procedures utilized in various brass plants.



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