Brass & Copper
Lead increases the machinability of brass as well as increasing its strength and resistance to corrosion.
The addition of lead also seals shrinkage pores to provide pressure tightness. Brasses can contain up to 3.5 percent in lead contents, and are classified as low, medium, or high-leaded. Leaded brass may be used to make screws, valves, fittings, bearings, specialty fasteners, architectural hardware, and general purpose machine parts.
We use brass for very elegant products such as disclaimer signs, wall plaques, tags and sometimes even cladding.
Copper sheet is very corrosion resistant and has a diverse range of applications because of its unique properties. Copper sheet metal is easy to form into complex shapes. Aged copper acquires an appealing natural greenish patina when used outdoors which protects the metal from further corrosion.