Four Essential Features to Look for in Brass Square Tube Products

Considering brass tube for your next project? With so many forms of structural metal out there to consider, figuring out whether a particular alloy or shape will do what you need it to can be difficult. So as you consider brass square tube, make sure you take these four core strengths into account:

Easily Machined

Few alloys offer such easy machinability as brass. Thanks to a low melting point and exceptional malleability and ductility, brass can be cold worked, brazed, welded, or shaped in any way you might need without compromising its essential high strength and durability.

Relatively Strong

Compared to many similar structures, brass square tubing offers exceptionally high durability and strength, holding up especially well in high-temperature or corrosive environments. Brass doesn’t rust and resists acid corrosion to an extreme degree, making it ideal for applications which might undermine the integrity of other popular alloy in short order.


Brass Sheet Metal and Channel Products: Utility, Strength and Beauty

Brass is an alloy composed of copper and zinc, sometimes including lead for increased machinability. It is the alloy of choice for a wide range of applications, especially in architecture, manufacturing, and design. Brass comes in many forms, the most commonly used varieties of which include sheets and channels.

While brass is easy to cast, the forming of brass sheet metal requires a careful hand and specific machinery. The sheet is created through a cold process known as roll forming. In this process, brass sheet is fed through a series of roller dies and is then slowly bent into the desired shape. The result is an extremely uniform product of even thickness except for a slight thinning at the bend points.

Great Things to Build with Copper Sheet

In terms of completing projects for clients, you have a lot of materials to work with today. If you are looking for something that is both inexpensive and easy to find, you might want to go with copper sheets. This type of sheeting is dynamic, and you can use it for so many interesting projects.

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Uses of Bronze Bars in Different Industries

Bronze has been a popular alloy used in construction, sculpting, plumbing and many other industries for centuries. Although today brass is considered the better alloy compared to bronze, the latter still has a lot of exclusive usages that brass does not. However, it should be noted here that bronze has evolved over the years and today, there are different types of bronze such as aluminum bronze, beryllium bronze and the like. Below is a quick discussion on the different ways to use bronze bars that should shed light on the uses of all forms of bronze.

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Introducing the Brass Family

As you probably learned in your high school chemical class, alloys are materials made from combining two different metallic substances. One of the most common ones used today is brass, which is produced from melting copper together with zinc. By doing so, you create an entirely new metal that is prized for its machinability–that is, it can be formed into many different shapes without compromising its strength.

This very quality is the reason why it has found a wide range of used in everyday life, from the plumbing under your floors, to the trumpet your high schooler is learning to master. Of course, brass’s versatility also has a lot to do with its exact metal composition. In other words, brass is not just a singular type of alloy. There are many variants to it, depending on the amount of zinc and other metals it contains. Below are just a few examples and their common uses:

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Buying Brass Has Never Been Easier

Brass is one of the most commonly used alloys today. You’ll find it just about everywhere, from the components in your car, to the fascias in your home. However, as with all things, the things we take for granted today used to be rarities in olden times. The same is definitely true of brass.

As you probably learned in school, prehistory is often divided into epochs named after the predominant material of the age. First there was the Copper Age from 3500 – 2300 BC, followed by the Bronze Age, which began before 3000 BC, and lastly the Iron Age around 1200 BC.

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