Brass Channel, Tube, Sheet, and Other Supply Types
Brass is another miracle of copper that is extensively used for a vast range of applications today. Although discovered much later than bronze and only by accident, it became a staple for metal supply manufacturers and buyers. You see it in almost all places from below your bed to the railing in the subway.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, each of which is prized for its valuable properties. Copper is known for its high conductivity, malleability, and corrosion resistance, while zinc is known for its toughness and strength. Together in the right amount, they produce a particularly amazing metal packed with useful qualities, such as the following:
- More Malleable Than Bronze. We all know that all copper alloys are malleable, because copper itself is a highly malleable metal. With the right amount of each ingredient in the mixture, however, brass can easily stand out in terms of malleability. It can be hammered or pressed into thin sheets without breaking and therefore can be made into a huge selection of products. It is more malleable and less brittle than bronze.
- Gold-Like Appearance. Brass is not fake gold. It only has a shade and sheen that looks just like gold. This metal is valuable in its own rights. Most builders and artisans take advantage of these stunning property by using brass as base material for furniture and fixtures, or even standalone elements in a building.
- Resistant to Galvanic Corrosion. Most metals would easily corrode is saltwater. This type of water, containing sodium chloride and other potent chemicals, is ten times more corrosive than tap water. It can decompose most other non-ferrous metals, but brass is quite a tough contender. Some types of brass can survive long journeys at sea without flaking away.
- Tough and Durable. It is copper that makes brass extremely durable and its zinc that gives it toughness. Unlike other metals, brass won’t quickly melt when exposed to extremely high temperatures. It’s no wonder most builders prefer brass channel or tube to materials made from other types of metal.
Brasses from Rotax Metals
The classic look of bronze and brass cannot be beat. Copper and brass sales have increased as more and more people have recognized the beauty and durability of brass. Produced by select mills, Rotax Metals’ brass pieces have been carefully chosen for their durability and the precision of their manufacturing.
You deserve the best value for your money when you purchase our products, and we offer only the best in brass, at affordable prices. We offer many different options when we talk about brass. With so much versatility in brass it is no wonder that it is one of our biggest sale items. Whether you are needing it for engraving brass or need brass tubing, Rotax can cover all your brass needs.
Our brass sheet and plate selection is as follows:
Alloy 353 – Leaded Brass Plates
Adding lead increases brass’s workability, allowing it to be suited to various other applications.We offer leaded brass plates in a variety of sizes and thickness to fit our clients’ specifications and needs. Although this product is in high demand among our customers, we do not sacrifice quality to meet the high quota. These plates are perfect for engraving purposes or for machining into meter gears for clocks. This highly machinable brass is recommended for CNC applications.
Alloy 464 – Naval
Naval brass plates are extremely durable and specially designed to resist corrosion. They are popular for applications that call for hard-wearing materials that can resist seawater and other caustic substances. In addition, these plates are easy to cut into shape, making them a good choice for individuals that need to complete a project quickly.
Other Brass Sheets
Aside from the above two alloys, we also offer other brass sheets, each with varying characteristics to fulfill specific application requirements.
- Alloy 230 – Rich Low
- Alloy 260 – 70/30 Brass
- Alloy 280 – Muntz
- Alloy 365 – Leaded Muntz
- Alloy 485 – Leaded Naval
Preferred for shopfitting, construction, and architectural uses. Due to its enduring features, the brass angle has been used for many applications by fabricators, designers, and artisans. Our angles are made of C385 architectural bronze and comes in a wide variety of sizes to suit every need.
We offer custom brass extrusions to fill in varied applications, such as:
- Architectural shapes
- Decorative fixtures
- Furniture accents
- Handrails and railing
- Electrical fixtures
- Parts for musical instruments
- Signage parts
The two main advantages of this process over other manufacturing processes are its ability to create very complex cross-sections and in many cases, add strength to the structure. It also forms parts with an excellent surface finish.
To make sure that the brass items you will use for your projects are of high-quality, trust only a supplier with the longest experience in brass supply. Rotax Metals is a certified brass, bronze, and copper sheet supplier that has been in operation since 1948. We’ve seen the industry grow and the people’s needs change. We made sure to evolve just at the right pace to be able to meet all you metal supply needs.
When it comes to metal supplies, particularly brass, you should never settle for anything less than products made from carefully mined and processed ore and masterfully worked raw metal. Here at Rotax, you can rest assured that all our products undergo fully certified quality inspections before being brought out into the racks. Not very many metal suppliers follow strict regulations on metal manufacturing and distribution.
Rotax Supplies the Brass You Need
Asa leading provider of Muntz metal, brass channels, and bronze bars, Rotax Metals offers only the highest quality products that can be used for a wide array of applications, such as architecture, technology, machines, decoration, and so on. Our company emphasizes the rapid turn-around of our products, and we can ship our items upon request. To find out more about our products and services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 718-272-9800 or visiting our Contact Us page.