Low Brass UNS C24000

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Other Designations
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
     Machinability
     Welding
     Forging
     Hot Working
     Cold Working
     Annealing

Introduction

Brass is an alloy mainly consisting of copper and zinc. Brass alloys can be easily shaped and are available in various colors. UNS C24000 low brass is stronger than C23000 red brass.

The following datasheet gives details about UNS C24000 low brass.

Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of UNS C24000 low brass is tabulated below.

Element Content (%)
Cu 80
Zn 20

Physical Properties

The following table shows physical properties of UNS C24000 low brass.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 8.66 g/cm3 0.313 lb/in3
Melting point - liquidus 999°C 1830°F
Melting point - solidus 966°C 1770°F

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of UNS C24000 low brass are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Poisson's ratio 0.34 0.34
Elastic modulus 117 GPa 17000 ksi

Other Designations

Other designations that are equivalent to UNS C24000 low brass include:

  • ASTM B134
  • ASTM B36
  • QQ W321
  • SAE J461
  • SAE J463

Fabrication and Heat Treatment

Machinability

The machinability rating of UNS C24000 low brass is 30.

Welding

UNS C24000 low brass can be welded by using different kinds of welding methods such as brazing, soldering, gas shielded arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, butt welding, and spot welding. Seam welding and coated metal arc welding methods are not used for welding this alloy.

Forging

UNS C24000 low brass can be forged at 816 to 899°C (1500 to 1650°F).

Hot Working

UNS C24000 low brass has average hot forming capacity.

Cold Working

UNS C24000 low brass has excellent cold working capacity.

Annealing

Annealing of the UNS C24000 low brass can be performed at temperatures ranging from 427 to 705°C (800 to 1300°F).

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