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385 brass, also known as free-cutting or architectural brass, provides corrosion resistance and high machinability
Meets ASTM B455 specifications
Unpolished (mill) surface has no finish
H02 temper has been cold worked to a 1/2 hard temper
Equal leg length and squared corners
The 385 brass angle with equal leg length and squared corners has an H02 temper, is cold rolled and unpolished, meets American Society for Testing and Materials International ASTM B455 specifications, and has a standard tolerance. The 385 brass alloy, also known as free-cutting or architectural brass, provides corrosion resistance and high machinability due to its high lead content. The material has an H02 temper, meaning it has been cold worked to a 1/2 hard temper.
Copper, brass, and bronze are known as red metals because they contain copper, which has a reddish color. Copper, a term that applies to alloys containing at least 99.3% copper, offers very high thermal and electrical conductivity and provides corrosion resistance, formability, and machinability. Brass is an alloy of copper and varying levels of zinc, sometimes with additional elements. It provides greater strength and better machinability than copper or bronze. Bronze is commonly an alloy of copper and tin, but sometimes it is copper alloyed with other elements such as aluminum, phosphorus, manganese, or silicon. Tin gives bronze more corrosion resistance than brass and greater strength than copper. Copper and its alloys have temper designations, meaning the material has undergone a process to achieve certain properties of strength and hardness.
Tensile strength, used to indicate the material's overall strength, is the peak stress it can withstand before it breaks. Corrosion resistance describes the material's ability to prevent deterioration caused by atmosphere, moisture, or other medium. Wear resistance indicates the ability to prevent surface damage caused by contact with other surfaces. Hardness (commonly measured as indentation hardness) describes its resistance to permanent surface deformation. Formability indicates how easily the material can be permanently shaped. Machinability describes how easily it can be cut, shaped, finished, or otherwise machined, while weldability characterizes the ability to be welded.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I used this to make brass trim around a gas fireplace, polished up one outer side and an edge. Came out beautiful. Used two 72" pieces, they shipped in a heavy cardboard tube that was taped off on the ends. Both pieces did get small dings on the ends from bumps in shipping.
I would definitely recommend, and order again.
Brass or Bronze?? Specs say Brass, but description says Bronze. Which is it? Update 1/1/15: I received it and it is brass angle, but it is a noticeable amount out of square. Fortunately, I ordered it thick enough that I could file it and make it square.
I got this piece of angle from which to cut small dovetail angles, and it works just as I had hoped. It polishes up nicely.
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