Brass Screws, Fasteners and Fixings
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, or more the generic name for a range of differing copper-zinc alloys – such as nickel-silvers which are silver coloured copper, nickel and zinc alloys – which can be considered a ‘special brass’.
Unlike mild steel, brass does not become brittle at low temperatures, which is good for screws and fixings and often sets the standard by which the machinability of other materials is judged.
It is also more malleable than bronze or zinc, as well as having a low melting point and characteristics which make it relatively easy to cast.
Dependent on what is in the alloy can change the properties of brass. An example of this is aluminium, which not only makes brass stronger but more corrosion resistant too. In fact, the aluminium allows a beneficial layer of aluminium oxide to be formed on the surface of the fixing that is transparent and self-healing. This allows the fastener to be more wear and tear resistant and often allows use in seawater applications.
It is the most conventional copper-based alloy and is relatively low-priced to purchase and manufacture. It is often used in marine applications or purely cosmetic means. It is also commonly seen in electronics due to its low conductivity.
If you require more information or would like to order a fastener in brass, please contact an experienced member of our sales team by phone call or our enquiry form.
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