Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, have different proportions to give you a unique brass substance. In comparison, bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. It’s a low friction substance, that shows gold like shine. This is a great metal to use around gases and explosive substances. CoxMHP utilizes this quite often in tool and die material.
Brass is one of the best materials for producing tools because of its durability and resistance to explosive substances. Today, almost 90 percent of all brass alloys are recycled because its not ferromagnetic. It can be easily separated by passing the scap near a powerful magnet. Brass scrap is collected and the foundry melts and recasts it into billets. Billets are heated and extruded into the desired form and size.
Aluminum makes brass stronger and more corrosion resistant. It also causes a harder layer of aluminum oxide to form on the surface that is thin and transparent. Tin is typically used with brass in a sea water application. Combinations of iron, aluminum, silicon and manganese make brass wear and tear resistant. CoxMHP utilizes these properties form certain projects.
CoxMHP enhances machinability of brass with lead in concentrations around 2 percent. Since lead has a lower melting point than brass, it tends to migrate towards the grain boundaries as globules as it cools from casting. Cutting operations can smear the lead globules over the surface.
CoxMHP utilizes every aspect of brass from its resistance to explosive substances to its ability to be antimicrobial.