Brass and Aluminum High-Pressure Die Castings and Value-Added Services

Brass Alloys we Die Cast

Die Casting

Capabilities

C85700 Yellow Brass Alloy

Typical Uses
Builder's Hardware

  • Window Hardware
  • Door Hardware
  • Ornamental Hardware

Consumer

  • Musical Instruments

Marine

  • Ship Trim
  • Marine Hardware

Industrial

  • Mechanical Components (where aesthetics are important)
  • High Strength, Thin Walled Die Castings

Plumbing

  • Fittings
  • Flanges
  • Hexagonal Nuts

C85700 Brass Alloy Properties

Chemical Properties

Elements Cu Al Fe Pb Ni Si Sn Zn
% Min 58.00 - - 0.80 - - 0.50 32.00
% Max 64.00 0.80 0.70 1.50 1.00 0.05 1.50 40.00
% Norm 61.00 0.30 - 1.00 - - 1.00 36.00

Physical Properties

Specific Gravity 8.41
Density 0.304 lb/in3 at 68°F
Melting Point - Solidus 1,675°F
Melting Point – Liquidus 1,725°F
Electrical Resistivity 47.0 ohms/cmil/ft at 68°F
Electrical Conductivity 22% IACS at 68°F
Thermal Conductivity 48.5 Btu/ft/(hr/ft2/°F) at 68°F
Specific Heat Capacity 0.09 Btu/lb/°F at 68°F
Modulas of Elasticity in Tension 14,000 ksi
Magnetic Permeability 1.0

Mechanical Properties

As Dies Cast Temper Temp Tensile Strength Yield Strength (0.2% offset) El % Rockwell Hardness B
°F/°C Ksi/MPa Ksi/MPa -
S-Max M01 68 - - - -
S-Max 20 - - - -
S-Min M01 68 40 - 15 -
S-Min 20 276 - 15 -
Typical M01 68F 50 18 40 75
Typical 20 345 124 40 75

Fabrication Properties

Joining Technique Suitability
Soldering Good
Brazing Fair
Oxyacetylene Welding Not Recommended
Gas Shielded Arc Welding Not Recommended
Coated Metal Arc Welding Not Recommended
Machinability Rating 80

Applicable Specifications

Die Cast ASTM B176
Ingot ASTM B30