An alloy of copper and zinc, brass is widely used in various industries. Though the generic term used is “brass,” there are more than 60 different types of it. Their properties are not the same but all brass are known for their strength, corrosion resistance, and machinability. They’re also conductive and easy to produce and not to mention, recyclable and environment-friendly.
While you can rely on all types of brass, it’s still important to know their classifications. This way, you can find the right type for the project you’re working on. One way to determine the type of brass is based on its crystal structure.
The crystal structure of brass pertains to the combination of copper and zinc that differs based on peritectic solidification. This means that the way two elements with different atomic structures come together is influenced by temperatures and content ratios. Read more on this blog: http://bit.ly/2xXHoZO