Brass is one of the alloys of copper and zinc that is used in different casting shapes made by using closed die presses when heated up to 900° F. As forged material offers more tensile strength,manufacturers widely use this material to cast brass electrical accessories. Depending on the composition of the brass alloys, the exact properties of different brasses vary. Mainly, the properties depend on the copper-zinc ratio. All brasses, in general, are, however, known for their machine ability or for the ease with which the metal can be transformed into specific forms and shapes while not losing its strength. Brass electric accessories are heavily used across various industries.
All brasses are, irrespective of the copper-zinc ratio, considered to be ductile and malleable. Brass can also be cast relatively cast owing to its low melting point. For casting applications, though, a high zinc content is generally expected. Brasses that contain low zinc content are easily welded, brazed, and cold worked. Moreover, a high copper content enables the metal to form a patina on its surface, as a mean to guard the surface against corrosion. This comes very handy in the applications that expose the metal to weathering and moisture. Brass has both good electrical and heat conductivity (its electrical conductivity ranges from 23% to 44% that of pure copper), and it is spark and wear resistant. There are more than enough reason why brass electric accessories are extensively used in a variety of applications across all the industries. Moreover, its bacteriologist properties, like copper, have resulted in its use in healthcare facilities and bathroom fixtures.
What are its uses and applications?
Brass is widely used in several types of applications. Manufacturers use it to craft- bathroom accessories, like doorknobs, piping, locks, and gears; electronic, automotive, and electrical parts; musical instruments, like bells, cymbals,horns, harmonicas, and saxophones; plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; building hardware; solenoid, valves, and hydraulic fittings; seawater piping; medical appliances; and marine hardware, condenser plates and pump shafts.
But why does manufacturing units use brass?
As the alloy holds several benefits,crafting various applications with it is a good idea. Brass has greater strength as it has closer grains and zero virtual porosity. A highly tensile material with a denser grain structure can be made by subjecting the alloy under extreme temperature and pressure creates.
As brass has a denser grain structure, parts that are made from brass are leak-free. Moreover, one can easily weld and shape brass components. Significant saving of material and money is another advantage for the manufacturers as brass doesn’t have porosity. Brass components do not need sanding or grinding and gives supreme finishing. Furthermore, the result of superior surface finish is a minimum requirement of tooling.
Manufacturers are using brass material to craft brass electric accessories for all these reasons. Benefits of brass are real and thus manufacturers use it for countless applications.