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

Brass Alloys We Die Cast

Die Casting

Capabilities

C87800 Red Brass Alloy

Typical Uses
Builder's Hardware

  • Brackets

Fasteners

  • Clamps
  • Hexagonal Nuts

Hardware

  • General Hardware
  • Marine Hardware
  • Plumbing Parts

Industrial

  • Corrosion Resistant Components
  • Pump Impellers
  • Lever Arms
  • Brush Holders
  • Valve Parts
  • Tools
  • Gears
  • High Strength, Thin Walled Die Castings

C87800 Brass Alloy Properties

Chemical Properties

Elements Cu Al Sb As Fe Pb Mg Mn Ni P Si S Sn Zn
% Min 80.00 - - - - - - - - - 3.80 - - 12.00
% Max - 0.15 0.05 0.05 0.15 0.15 0.01 0.15 0.20 0.01 4.20 0.05 0.25 16.00
% Norm 82.00 - - - - - - - - - 4.00 - - 14.00

Physical Properties

Specific Gravity 8.3
Density 0.3 lb/in3 at 68°F
Melting Point – Solidus 1,510°F
Melting Point – Liquidus 1,680°F
Electrical Resistivity 154.2 ohms/cmil/ft at 68°F
Electrical Conductivity 6% IACS at 68°F
Thermal Conductivity 16.0 Btu/ft/(hr/ft2/°F) at 68°F
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 10.9 x 10-6 per °F (68°F - 572°F)
Specific Heat Capacity 0.09 Btu/lb/°F at 68°F
Modulas of Elasticity in Tension 20,000 ksi

Mechanical Properties

As Die Cast Temper Temp Tensile Strength Yield Strength (0.2% Offset) El % Rockwell Hardness B
°F/°C Ksi/MPa Ksi/MPa
S-Max M04 68 - - - 90
S-Max 20 - - - 90
S-Min M04 68 - - - -
S-Min 20 - - - -
Typical M04 68 85 50 25 85
Typical 20 586 345 25 85

Fabrication Properties

Joining Technique Suitability
Soldering Not Recommended
Brazing Fair
Oxyacetylene Welding Not Recommended
Gas Shielded Arc Welding Not Recommended
Coated Metal Arc Welding Not Recommended
Machinability Rating 40

Applicable Specifications

Die Cast ASTM B176
Products SAE J461, J462
Ingot ASTM B30