Brass is a binary alloy composed of Copper and Zinc and is valued for its workability, hardness, corrosion resistance, and attractive appearance. The metal is easily machined and formed into desired shapes while retaining high strength. Etched Brass components are used in a variety of industries, including automotive, artisanal metalworking, music, appliance, and sanitary.
Fotofab's chemical etching process produces designs that can withstand harsh indoor and outdoor environments. The process uses a strong caustic chemical to cut into unprotected parts of the metal's surface to create a design or image formed to your project’s specifications.
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Characteristics of Brass:
- Wear and spark resistant
- Good thermal and electrical conductivity
- Low friction and non-magnetic
- Acoustic properties that are desirable in the manufacturing of musical instruments
- Low melting point, high malleability, workability, and durability
Brass Etching Applications:
By varying the levels of Copper, Zinc, and other metals in Brass, the alloy can exhibit a wide range of strength and hardness, ductility, electrical and thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance properties. As a result, Brass is used in a variety of applications for a variety of industries, including:
- Connector pins
- The cold rolling process deforms brass’ internal grain structure, resulting in a much stronger and harder metal
- Nuts, bolts, and other threaded components are not parts that Fotofab manufactures
- Brass, with low Zinc content, can be easily cold worked, welded, and brazed
- A high Copper content enables Brass to form a protective oxide layer on its surface that guards against corrosion
- Brass is often used for its aesthetic appeal