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Yellow Metals - Characteristics

Spec. Most Commonly Used Conditions Description Most Commonly Available Forms Characteristics Typical Uses
C101 SOFT; HALF-HARD; HARD Electrolytic tough pitch high conductivity copper sheet, plate, bar & tube High electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance. Ductile. Limited machining capabilities. Electrical conductors, cold heading applications, holloware, architectural cladding.
C106 HALF-HARD Phosphorus deoxidised non-arsenical copper (Dona) sheet, plate, tube High phosphorus content reduces electrical conductivity, but greatly increases weldability in most forms. Ductile. Limited machinability. Good corrosion resistance. Gas and heating installations, spinning, pressing, food processing equipment.
CZ101 SOFT Gilding metal sheet Very good corrosion resistance. Ductile. Very good for brazing and soldering, but limited machining capabilities. Attractive golden colour. Jewellery, display cabinets, name plates, fascias.
CZ106 SOFT Deep drawing brass (cartridge brass) sheet Very ductile, especially where deep pressings need to be allied with strength. Very good for brazing and soldering, but limited machining capabilities. Fire extinguisher bodies, lamp caps, hinges, flashlight cases.
CZ108 HALF-HARD Common' brass sheet, plate, bar, tube, sections General purpose brass with good ductility for bending and simple presswork. Good for brazing and soldering, but limited machining capabilities. Instrument covers and containers, radiator tanks.
CZ112 Naval brass plate, bar The addition of tin greatly improves corrosion resistance, especially in sea water. Good ductility if hot formed. Good for brazing and soldering, but with limited machining capabilities. Marine and underwater equipment.
CZ114 High tensile brass (formerly manganese bronze) bar Combines high strenth with good corrosion resistance. Good ductility only if hot formed, good for soldering and brazing. Good machining capabilities. Heavy engineering, shipbuilding
CZ120 HARD Leaded brass engraving quality (compo) sheet Good machining capabilities. Produces a good clean cut in the hard condition for close tolerances. Ductile only if hot formed. Good for brazing and soldering. Gears, clock parts, engraved plates.
CZ121-Pb3 Free machining brass (CZ121-Pb4 for increased machining speeds) bar, hollow bar & sections Excellent high speed machining capabilities, but with limited cold working properties. Good for soldering and brazing. Machined components such as screws, nut & bolts. Architectural sections.
CZ126 HALF-HARD, HARD 70/30 arsenical brass tube General purpose brass with the addition of arsenic to reduce corrosion. Condensers, heat exchangers, sanitary fittings.
CZ131 Rivetting quality brass (supersedes CZ119) bar High copper content improves ductility, whilst reduced lead content still retains limited machining properties. Excellent for soldering. Good for brazing. Cold heading products, rivets, screws, trye gauges.
PB102 HARD Wrought phosphor bronze sheet, bar High strength, good resistance to corrosion and corrosion fatigue make this grade suitable for components subject to friction. Limited machining capabilities. Springs and instrument components.
CA104 Aluminium Bronze bar Addition of aluminium increases strength and greatly improves corrosion resistance. Good machining properties. Suitable for hot stamping. Readily welded via mig & tig. Highly stresses bearings, and in the marine and chemical industries.
SAE660 Continuous cast leaded bronze bar and cored bar Suitable for unhardened shafts which are not subject to heavy side impact loads. Lead improves machining and plasticity. Will withstand some misalignment & short periods of inadequate lubrication. Bearings for unhardened shafts.
PB1 Continuous cast phosphor bronze bar and cored bar The addition of tin improves corrosion resistance and strength. Designed for bearings running with hardened shafts where good lubrication and alignment are essential. Bearings for hardened shafts.
LPB1 Continuous cast leaded phosphor bronze bar and cored bar The addition of lead increases plasticity & the reduction of tin lessens corrosion and abrasion resistance in this variant of PB1 Lower stressed bearings and fitting such as valves. Steam pressure fittings.
LB4 Continuous cast leaded bronze bar and cored bar Suitable for unhardened shafts which are not subject to heavy side impact loads. Lead improves machining and plasticity. Will withstand some misalignment & short periods of inadequate lubrication. Bearings for unhardened shafts.
LG2 Continuous cast leaded gun metal bar and cored bar A good general alloy. Suitable where corrosion resistance and resonable bearing characteristics, but at a lower cost, are important. Marine industry. Some water and steam fittings, intricate tight pressure castings.