Brass is tough and strong, and make for exceptionally functional and decorative architectural pieces. Brass naturally casts an air of sophistication to any home. Additionally, the metal is impervious to the elements and can naturally resist corrosion, allowing you to enjoy years of problem-free service. Chances are, it will even outlast the rest of your home.
Is brass expensive?
In some cases, solid brass can be more expensive than aluminum or plated steel. Then again, brass isn’t easily damaged like aluminum, and it won’t rust like plated steel. Although it may cost you more upfront, in the end, using brass as elements in your home’s architectural design can only save you money for the long years it will serve you.
As harrowing as the Iraq war was, it left behind images of bravery and solidarity among America’s finest, including one captured by embedded photographer Lucian Read. This picture shows Marine 1st Sargent Brad Kasal battered yet remaining steadfast amid the battle in Fallouja, being assisted by fellow soldiers Lance Corporals Chris Marquez and Dane Schaffer to safety.
As reported by Tony Perry of the LA Times, the now iconic image has recently been immortalized into a bronze sculpture titled “No Man Left Behind” by Wyoming sculptor John Phelps, and unveiled outside the Wounded Warrior West site in Camp Pendleton.
Metals are often judged by how useful they are, which is usually determined by their properties. For example, brass is used extensively in various industries due to its desirable properties. It is malleable, low friction, and non-ferromagnetic. There are, however, many types of brass available to various users, each type having unique levels of this metal’s properties.
Basic brass has a copper to zinc proportion of 67% to 33%. Other brass alloys may be the result of variations in the copper to zinc proportion, or may contain additional metals. Continue reading
Malleability refers to a metal’s capacity to deform when pressure is applied. To be more specific, it refers to a particular metal’s ability to be hammered, pressed, or rolled into thin sheets without breaking. Gold is considered to be the most malleable of all metals. Other malleable metals, arranged from high to low, are as follows: silver, lead, copper (and its variants brass and bronze), aluminum, tin, platinum, zinc, iron, and nickel. Continue reading