Metal spinning is a versatile, highly advantageous forming process that is counted on by many industries, due to its numerous benefits. So many materials and metal alloys can be formed through the process, resulting in perfectly formed parts that adhere to the needs of the industries they serve.
Copper alloys are now widely used in metal spinning due to the excellent characteristics they possess. Brass is one such material, offering unique properties that make it well suited for a number of parts.
Brass is a copper alloy, with its primary element, after copper, being zinc. There are a range of brasses with varying specific properties, each depending on the exact proportions of copper and zinc. It’s a highly common and diverse metal, and has been used for thousands of years and limitless applications.
Being a copper alloy, brass possesses the distinct advantages of copper—corrosion resistance, thermal and electrical conductivity, workability, etc.—but is stronger than pure copper. While the exact characteristics depend on the specific type of brass, all are known for being malleable, ductile, and low-friction.
Like copper, brass is valued for its aesthetic appeal, making it an excellent choice for decorative and architectural applications and musical instruments, as well as for various industrial parts. Like copper, it is antimicrobial, making it also well suited for medical applications.
Metal Spinning and Brass
The fact that brass is easily workable, corrosion-resistant, and attractive, makes it an excellent choice for use in metal spinning. Countless industries and applications can benefit from metal spun brass, including pipes and fittings, musical instruments, and different commercial products.
Helander can expertly spin any number of varying brass products, resulting in seamless, perfectly crafted, attractive, functional parts.