Brass Specifications

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Grades Available

  British / BSEN Designation Description ISO Designation
Forms Available
  CZ101 / CW501L Gilding Metal CuZn10 Rolled
  CZ106 / CW505L
Cartridge Brass CuZn30 Rolled
  CZ108 / CW508L Basis Brass CuZn37 Rolled
  CZ112 / CW712R Naval Brass CuZn36Sn1pb Extruded and Rolled
  CZ114 / CW721R High Tensile Brass CuZn39AlFeMn Extruded
  CZ115 / CW722R High Tensile Brass (Restricted Al)
CuZn40Mn1Pb1FeSn Extruded
  CZ116 / CW705R High Tensile Brass CuZn28Al5FeMn Extruded
  CZ120 / CW608N Engraving Brass CuZn38Pb2 Rolled
  CZ121 / CW614N Free Machining Brass
CuZn39Pb3 Extruded
  CZ122 / CW617N Stamping Brass CuZn40Pb2 Extruded
  CZ129 / CW611N Bending Brass CuZn39Pb1 Extruded
  CZ131 / CW606N Turning and Riviting Brass CuZn37Pb2 Extruded
  CZ132 / CW602N Dezincification Resistant Brass CuZn36Pb2As Extruded

Brass is essentially copper alloyed with zinc. It is strong but easy to form, stamp or draw which make it a common choice for a broad spectrum of applications. By varying the amount of zinc content it is possible to achieve a variety of characteristics including different levels of corrosion resistance, ductility and suitability for machining.

A higher zinc percentage increases the cold working strength whilst a higher percentage of copper yields greater ductility.

Its wide range of uses include automotive, naval, chemical, plumbing/heating and electronics industries. It’s acoustic properties combined with its workability also make brass the main choice of metal for the production of musical instruments.

Round, Flat, Square, Hex, Angle, Channel, Tube


  • Cutting
  • Fabricating
  • Polishing

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