Brass

Grades

Brass is a metallic alloy that is made of copper and zinc. The proportions of zinc and copper can vary

to create different types of brass alloys with varying mechanical and electrical properties.

Brass has a bright, gold-like appearance. Applications include locks, gears, bearings, doorknobs

ammunition casings and valves.  Also plumbing parts, electrical parts and musical instruments such as horns, bells and zippers. Since brass does not spark it can be safely used near flammable or explosive materials.

  • 210

  • 230

  • 234

  • 240

  • 260

  • 270

  • 272

  • 274

  • 280

  • 330

  • 345

  • 352

  • 353

  • 360

  • 377

  • 385

  • 443

  • 462

  • 464

  • 482

Shapes

  • Round

  • Flat

  • Hex

  • Square

  • Plate

  • Sheet

  • Tube 

  • Angle

  • Channel

  • 485

  • 486

  • 836

  • 844

  • 3801

  • 6943

260 Easy-To-Form Brass

  • Also known as Cartridge Brass

  • Combination of copper & zinc makes it most formable brass

  • Can be welded, soldered and brazed

  • Not heat treatable

  • Meets ASTM B36

330 Machinable &

Formable Brass

  • Low lead gives good balance between workability and machinability

  • Can be soldered and brazed

  • Not heat treatable

  • Meets ASTM B135

353 Engraver's Brass

  • Well suited for knurling and threading

  • Less lead than 360 Brass allows for better formability

  • Can be soldered and brazed

  • Not heat treatable

  • Meets ASTM B121

360 Ultra-Machinable Brass

  • Most commonly used brass

  • Free-machining, free-cutting

  • Can be soldered and brazed

  • Not heat treatable

  • Meets ASTM B16

385 Architectural Brass

  • Often called Architectural Bronze

  • Easy to machine

  • Excellent formability when heated

  • Typically used for handrails and ornamental trim

  • Can be soldered and brazed

  • Not heat treatable

  • Meets ASTM B455

464 Naval Brass

  • High corrosion resistance in saltwater environments

  • Good weldability, strength and wear resistance

  • Widely used for marine hardware

  • Can be welded, soldered and brazed

  • Not heat treatable

  • Meets ASTM B21

485 High Leaded

Naval Brass

  • Same strength and corrosion resistance as 464 Brass with addition of lead for machinability

  • Also known as High-Leaded Naval Brass

  • Can be soldered and brazed

  • Not heat treatable

  • Meets ASTM B21

 
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