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Brass, also known as Copper Alloy 356, is used widely due to its versatility. It comprises approximately 62% copper, 36% zinc, and trace amounts of lead. Brass, unlike other metals, has a rich brown hue that makes it an ideal material for decorations. It’s common in air, gas, plumbing, and hobby applications. Brass is used in radiator components, ammunition casings, and various hardware. It is not as resistant to corrosion as stainless steel, but is softer and easier to fabricate. Brass is also nonmagnetic, making it an important component in the manufacture of clocks and electrical parts for circuits. Read More…

Brass Tubing Metal tubing, specifically brass tubing, is a form of metal tubing which can be used for a wide range of applications.
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Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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Metal Associates $$$

Warminster, PA  |  215-956-0626

With over 25 years of metallurgy experience we guarantee we can produce exactly what you are looking for. We offer fast delivery and a multitude of beryllium copper sizes. Our highly knowledge staff takes great pride in creating these outstanding copper alloys. We have a reputation of manufacturing the best copper fabrications. Our company has risen in the standard in copper processing. Contact us today to learn more!

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Commercial Metal Exchange $$$

Powells Pint, NC  |  252-491-2812

We offer tooling copper, copper foil, and copper sheeting in a variety of thicknesses and sizes. With the exception of our patina copper sheets, all of our copper is premium copper alloy 110 (99.9% pure copper) manufactured to the specifications of ASTM-B152, dead soft-annealed and are handled with care and packaged carefully to provide you with the best possible product.

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Basic Copper $$$

Roseville, MI  |  586-791-2000

For over a century, National Bronze Mfg. Co. has been a trusted leading manufacturer of copper. With over 120 years of experience, we have become one of the best copper manufacturers in the industry. Our expertly skilled team works with our customers to meet their needs. Materials that we carry include ETP copper, chromium copper, and beryllium copper alloys.

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National Bronze Mfg. $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

Metalmen is a fully certified, go-to source for nationwide & global distribution of specialty copper. With over 30 years as a metal supply problem solver, let the metal men & women at Metalmen be your custom response supplier of all related services.

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Brass Tubing

Types Of Brass Tubing

  1. Admiralty Brass Tubing: Admiralty brass is classified as a copper-zinc alloy, with a typical copper-to-zinc ratio of 70% to 30%. This brass type's important additional component is tin, which makes the alloy highly corrosion-resistant. It has a small amount of arsenic used to combat dezincification. This brass tubing is best suited for shipbuilding, heat exchange equipment, oil well pumps, condensers, distillers, and other heavy-duty mechanical applications.
    Admiralty Brass Tubing
  2. Commercial Brass Tubing: "Commercial brass" is a broad category, but brass alloys in this classification contain 65% copper and 37% zinc. Commercial brass tubing has excellent cold working characteristics and is reasonably priced. The best use for commercial brass is general engineering, agricultural equipment, and sanitation components.
  3. Aluminium Brass Tubing: Aluminum brass alloy has aluminum% to increase corrosion resistance. Because of its composition, aluminum brass is best suited for cooling water quickly, so it’s used in land and marine power plants. The best applications for this copper-zinc alloy are heat exchangers, salt and freshwater processing equipment, offshore platforms, and desalination plants.
Aluminum Brass Tubing

Cleaning Brass Tubes

One of the reasons for using brass tubing over others indoors is its ornamental properties. It should be cleaned with a weak acid such as vinegar or citric acid to remove ditty and debris. Conventional household cleaners should be avoided since they contain high ammonia, and soft brass polishing compounds are best for this purpose.

Applications Of Brass Tubing

  • Heat exchange systems in buildings, ships, oil wells pumps
  • Agricultural fittings and accessories, water processing heat exchangers, desalination plants
  • Brass, when available in flat sheets, can be used for engraving.
  • Brass tubing can be used in various interior design and fabrication projects, like designing light fixtures.
  • Brass tubing is used widely to manufacture musical instruments such as French horns, trumpets, and trombones.
Applications of Brass Tubing in Musical Instruments

Advantages Of Brass Tubing

As an alloy, brass overcomes the limitations of copper or zinc alone. It is ductile enough to be molded into any desired shape. Brass is very corrosion-resistant and does not tarnish ore rust over time. Because of brass’ high friction coefficient, it can be used on bearing and other moving parts.

Disadvantages Of Brass Tubing

Brass can be sensitive to environmental ph levels, whether acidic or alkaline, and over-exposure can result in tarnishing. It is slightly toxic, It erodes over time when exposed to moisture and oxygen. Brass can be expensive.

Conclusion

Brass is a copper and zinc alloy that overcomes some of the limitations of pure copper and pure zinc. It is strong, durable, and malleable and, when cared for properly, does not rust, corrode, or tarnish. The copper-to-zinc ratios differentiate the type of brass and hence determine its most suited applications. Due to its versatility, the choice of the specific type to use can be best advised by the supplier.

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