Metals were originally pure elements. When early humans discovered that mixing metals through melting produced stronger, more durable, and corrosion-resistant materials, alloying became a practice. Two of the most commonly alloyed metals are copper and zinc, the combination of which produces brass.
Brass is used extensively in various industries due to its desirable properties. It is malleable, low friction, and non-ferromagnetic. However, there are many types of brass available to various users, each type having unique levels of this metal’s properties.