Naval brass is the classic marine, high-strength and corrosion-resistant alloy containing 60 percent copper, .75 percent tin and 39.2 percent zinc. It is widely used in marine construction where strong, corrosive-resistant and hard material is required and is suitable for both salt and fresh water applications. Naval brass is used in propeller shafts, marine hardware, decorative fittings, shafting, propeller shafts and turn buckles. There are also many industrial applications, such as welding rods, condenser plates, structural uses, valve stems, balls, heat exchanger tubes, aircraft turnbuckle barrels, dies, and many more.
C462 brasses are very useful because of their strength, ductility & formability, fair electrical conductivity, and good corrosion resistance. Common applications for brasses include forged, stamped, rolled, and cold-headed products for electrical, mechanical or corrosion resistant applications. Due to their colorful nature, brasses are often used for decorative and architectural products and marine hardware.
SAE J461, AMS 4611, 4612, ASTM B21, FEDERAL QQ-B-639, SAE J463
Naval Brass C46400 is nominally composed of 60% copper, 39.2% zinc and 0.8% tin. As is typical of brass alloys with the duplex alpha + beta structure, C46400 has good strength and rigidity. By substituting tin for an equal quantity of zinc, a high corrosion resistance to seawater is achieved. The addition of tin also gives the alloy an inherent resistance to dezincification, thereby further inhibiting the impingement by seawater at higher than normal temperatures. The alloy is also noted for its resistance to wear, fatigue, galling, and stress corrosion cracking.
Typical Uses for C46400 Naval Brass "Lead Free":
BUILDERS HARDWARE:Lock Pins
ELECTRICAL: Precision Shipboard Equipment
FASTENERS: Rivets, Bolts, Nuts
INDUSTRIAL: Welding Rod, Condenser Plates, Structural Uses, Valve Stems, Balls, Heat Exchanger Tube, Aircraft Turn Buckle Barrels, Bearings, Dies, Pressure Vessels, Bearings, Bushings, Hub Cones
MARINE: Properller Shafts, Marine Hardware, Decorative Fittings, Shafting, Propeller Shafts, Turn buckles
ORDINANCE: Missle Components
OTHER: Baffle Plates and Flanges
Sizes Available From Tremor Alloys
SOLID BAR . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/16" - 12" diameter
HEX & SQUARE BARS . . . . up to 3"
PLATES (HOT ROLLED) . . . .cut to size, up to 6" thick
SHEETS (COLD ROLLED) . . up to 1/4" thick
DISCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .cut to size, up to 6" thick
REQUEST A QUOTE
Marine hardware, screw machine products, valve stems.
Common Fabrication Processes
Hot forging, pressing and machining.
High ductility, high electrical and thermal conductivity, high impact strength, good creep resistance, ease of welding, and low volatility under high vacuum. Typical Uses for C48500 Naval Brass "High Leaded":
INDUSTRIAL: Valve Stems, Light Bearings, Gears, Screw Machine Parts
MARINE: Marine Hardware, Seawater Valve Stems