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Brass

Brass is bright gold, reddish-gold and even silvery-white. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Modern brass is routinely 67% copper and 33% zinc, but can range from 55% - 95% copper and 5% - 45% zinc. The more copper used, the more rose the color is; the more zinc, the more silver the color is. 

Brass is strong, machinable, tough, conductive, and corrosion resistant. It is a good conductor of heat, resists corrosion even from saltwater. It’s non-magnetic so it’s used for clock and watch components and electrical terminals that require the use won’t be affected by magnetism.

For centuries, brass is the metal of choice for musical instruments for its acoustic properties. It's ideal as an alloy for the transport of water through pipes and fittings. It's used in marine engines and pump parts and naval ships. 

Brass is used for:

  • Firearm cartridge casing
  • Radiators
  • Architectural trim
  • Pipes
  • Tubing
  • Screws, 
  • and decorative items.

Brass is non-ferrous. We accept:

  • Radiators
  • Plumbing brass
  • Hardware
  • Machine brass.