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C23000 Red Brass

C23000 Red Brass, also known as Low Brass, is a copper alloy characterized by its reddish-brown color. It is composed primarily of copper (approximately 85-90%) with a significant amount of zinc (around 10-15%). Here is a technical description of C23000 Red Brass and its common uses:


  • Copper (Cu): 85-90%
  • Zinc (Zn): 10-15%

Mechanical Properties:

  • Tensile Strength: Typically ranges from 310 MPa (45,000 psi) to 345 MPa (50,000 psi)
  • Yield Strength: Generally around 155 MPa (22,500 psi)
  • Elongation: Typically 25-35%

Physical Properties:

  • Density: Approximately 8.47 g/cm³ (0.306 lb/in³)
  • Melting Point: Approximately 900-940°C (1650-1720°F)

Corrosion Resistance: C23000 Red Brass exhibits good corrosion resistance, making it suitable for various environments. It provides resistance to atmospheric corrosion, freshwater, and many non-oxidizing acids. However, it is not recommended for use with strong acids or seawater.

Machinability: Red Brass (C23000) is known for its excellent machinability, allowing for easy shaping, drilling, and turning operations. It can be readily worked into desired forms and has good formability, making it suitable for various fabrication processes.

Uses and Applications:

  1. Plumbing Systems: C23000 Red Brass is commonly used in plumbing applications due to its corrosion resistance and machinability. It is employed in fittings, valves, faucets, and various plumbing components.

  2. Musical Instruments: Red Brass is utilized in the manufacturing of musical instruments like trumpets, trombones, and other brass instruments. Its malleability and acoustic properties contribute to the production of warm and resonant sounds.

  3. Electrical Connectors: The excellent electrical conductivity of Red Brass makes it suitable for electrical connectors and terminals.

  4. Decorative Applications: C23000 Red Brass's attractive reddish-brown color and corrosion resistance make it a popular choice for decorative elements, architectural accents, and ornamental fixtures.

  5. Automotive Components: Red Brass finds application in automotive components, including radiator cores, radiator tanks, and fittings.

  6. Jewelry and Fashion Accessories: Due to its appealing color and workability, Red Brass is used in the creation of jewelry, fashion accessories, and decorative embellishments.

Please note that the specific uses and applications may vary based on the manufacturer's specifications and the requirements of the intended application. It is always recommended to consult relevant industry standards and guidelines when selecting materials for specific applications.


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