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What is brass sheet CZ108?
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With its unmistakable golden hue, everyone knows what brass looks like, but it’s its properties that make this metal such a perennially popular choice. An alloy of copper and zinc, brass sheet is used for everything from screws to radiators. Brass is great for hot forging and engraving; it’s also highly resistant to corrosion, brilliant at conducting heat and boasts a high tensile strength. Our brass sheet, CZ108, is also known as basis brass. It’s extremely flexible and just the job when severe bending is needed. Containing 37% zinc, its high purity makes it workable at both hot and cold temperatures, which is why it’s one of the most sought after varieties of brass sheet. Suppliers of all kinds of sheet metal, we can provide your CZ108 in exactly the size you need, with no minimum order. If it’s polished brass sheet you’re looking for, just let us know – we can arrange for your CZ108 to be buffed before it comes to you.
Good for: Chains, hinges, locks, bolts, kick-plates, handles, radiators, signage, tubes, pipes, musical instruments, lamps, light switches, decorative applications and lots more.
How it’s made: The desired quantities of zinc and copper are melted and mixed together in a scorching furnace, before being poured into moulds where they cool into solid shapes known as cakes. Once they’ve cooled down, the cakes are fed through rollers, which flatten them into thin sheets. Next, the sheets are ‘scalped’, a process which strips off the thin, outer layers of the metal which may have been subject to oxidisation. The sheets are often then re-heated and annealed, or cold-rolled, a number of times, until the required strength and thickness is reached.
- Conducts heat
- Workable both hot and cold
- High tensile strength
- Resistant to corrosion
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Random fact: In Germany in 2008, 15,761 musicians gathered at the WM Stadium, in Leipzig, to form the world’s largest brass band. The colossal group were so huge that they had to follow a conductor on a huge screen, creating a two second delay between the conductor’s instructions and the music.
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