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Brass is a term that refers to a wide range of copper-zinc alloys with different properties that include machinability, strength, hardness, wear-resistance, ductility, corrosion-resistance, antimicrobial, electrical and thermal conductivity and color.
Brasses are available in a wide range of colors such as yellow, red, silver and gold etc. These colored brasses, which can be easily shaped, are used by designers and architects in order to improve the inside and outside appearances of buildings.
UNS C23000 brass alloys are red in color and stronger than C22000 alloys. The following datasheet provides an overview of UNS C23000 red brass alloys.
The chemical composition of UNS C23000 red brass alloys is outlined in the following table.
The following table shows the physical properties of UNS 23000 red brass alloys.
The mechanical properties of UNS C23000 red brass alloys are displayed in the following table.
||39-105 ksi |
||10-70 ksi |
Equivalent materials to UNS 23000 red brass alloys are given in the table below:
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
UNS C23000 red brass alloys are annealed between 426 and 732°C (800 and 1350°F).
UNS C23000 brass alloys have excellent cold working capacity.
The welding processes used for UNS C23000 brass alloys include brazing, gas shielded arc welding, soldering, butt welding and spot welding. Coated metal arc welding and seam welding are not recommended for this brass alloy.
UNS C23000 brass alloy can be forged between 788 and 899°C (1450 and 1650°F).
UNS C23000 brass alloys have a machinability rating of 30.
UNS C23000 brass alloys have good hot forming capacity.
UNS C23000 brass alloys are used for jewelry, cold-formed hardware and electrical components, fittings, decorative chains and dezincification-resistant fasteners.