Brass Channel, Angle, Tube, and Sheet Applications

Using the right material is crucial to the success of your building project. Whether you’re constructing a small worktable for your room or a big racking system for your warehouse, the appropriate supplies could make a huge difference. Brass is one of the metals that can come in handy for these kinds of project. But don’t be too hasty to buy your supplies, as brass comes in different forms. Learn about each of them first before heading to your local metal supplier.

Brass Is a Copper-Zinc Alloy That Almost Perfectly Resembles Gold

Channel

A channel consists of three sides or legs that form a “C” or a “U”. It is often used for edging panels of wood or glass and tracks for certain types of door or window. Because its shape can provide a special kind of structural support as well, larger sizes are made for a variety of construction applications. There are many metals that can be made into channels, and brass is one of the most durable of them. However, it’s not ideal for larger scale use because it is quite more expensive than steel and most other metals used for construction.

Angle

Unlike a channel, an angle bar only has two legs that form a 90-degree angle, hence the name. This type of brass supply has many decorative applications, including ornamental accent to wall corners. It is also utilized for non-decorative purposes, such as frame building, shop fitting, and furniture manufacture. The legs of a brass angle bar may have either equal length or one is longer than the other. This characteristic, along with the average thickness of the legs, is usually the basis for measuring the bar’s cross-section.

Tube

It is important to note that brass tubes are not the same as brass pipes. While brass is also being used for conveying fluids, due primarily to its antimicrobial properties, it is more commonly used as tubes. You can see brass tubes in the bathroom as handrails or even curtain mounts. They function more as decorative elements than reinforcements even though their strength is comparable to that of steel and aluminum. This is because it can be expensive to produce brass supplies, and brass is renowned for its gold-like appearance, which is perfect for all kinds of renovation needs.

Sheet

Are you looking to enhance the appearance of your countertop and other visible surfaces in your home and at the same time add protection to them? Consider installing brass sheet. The amazing properties of brass make this sheet the perfect material to conceal the beauty of your countertop. You may worry that since the elegant granite surface will be covered, the countertop will already lose its sophistication. In truth, it will actually look more stylish that way. Imagine having a work area in your kitchen that is shiny and gold-like. That will surely be thrilling. Brass sheets can also be used to protect your backsplash.

Unlike pure carbon, brass doesn’t tarnish easily. So if you want to cut down on the time you use to polish your brass backsplash, make sure that you are using real brass not a softer and feebler material. There are metal sheets that are only coated with brass-shaded paint and underneath is a ferrous metal that will develop rust overtime. It pays to conduct simple tests to determine if the brass sheet you’re purchasing is genuine.

Oftentimes, knowing that you are using brass isn’t enough. You also have to be sure that it is of high quality. The best way to achieve that is to turn to a reputable supplier, such as Rotax Metals. They sure have a huge inventory of high-quality brass products as they partner with the country’s leading manufacturers.

 

Sources:

https://www.thebalance.com/metal-profile-brass-2340129

https://www.thebalance.com/brass-applications-2340108

https://www.thoughtco.com/brass-composition-and-properties-603729

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