Our brass stock range is one of the biggest in the UK, which makes us competitive on price and delivery
We can offer cut to length from bars and cut circles and blocks from plate.
Our stocks include round bar, square bar, hexagon bar and plate in various specifications
We stock Brass in the following forms
Please click on the specification you are looking for to find out what forms we keep it and also to find out any technical information you need!
All About Brass
Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties.
Brass sets the standard by which the machinability of other materials are judged and it is available in a wide range of forms and sizes allowing for minimum machining to finished dimensions. Brass also has excellent thermal conductivity of between 23 - 44% of pure copper.
Brass is also ideal for applications where low friction is required such as locks, gears, bearings, doorknobs, ammunition casings and valves; for plumbing and electrical applications; and extensively in musical instruments such as horns and bells for its acoustic properties. It is also used in zippers. Brass is often used in situations where it is important that sparks not be struck, as in fittings and tools around explosive gases.
Today almost 90% of all brass alloys are recycled. Because brass is not ferromagnetic, it can be separated from ferrous scrap by passing the scrap near a powerful magnet. Brass scrap is collected and transported to the foundry where it is melted and recast into billets. Billets are heated and extruded into the desired form and size. In the UK brass manufacturers use almost 100% scrap for their production.