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1st Choice Metals should be your first place to look for high quality metals. Brass is the most popular of the ‘yellow metals’ and is almost entirely made up of Copper mixed with various amounts of Zinc. For this reason, Brass is often referred to as a Copper Alloy.
Brass has many attributes which see it used in thousands of applications, many of which we encounter in our everyday lives.
Brass has excellent corrosion resistance, which makes it great for outdoor applications such as door furniture, locks & keys and boat building. Brass is also commonly used for valves, taps, plumbing fittings & pipework.
It has excellent tensile strength, which is one of the reasons why Brass is so often used in the manufacture of fasteners & fixings.
Brass is an excellent conductor of both heat and electricity, and is often found in electrical components.
Of course brass can also be polished up to a brilliant shine, making it ideal for decorative items, and is a cheaper alternative to gold. This is why brass is widely used to make jewellery, watches, clocks.
Due to all of the above factors, brass is also very popular in model making.
All of the Brass rod & strip that we currently stock is supplied in grade CZ121 (CW614N) which is commonly known as the Free Machining grade. This ease of machinability is achieved by the addition of a small about of lead into the composition of the alloy.
We currently stock Brass Round Bar in the following diameters;
We also stock over 30 different sizes of Brass Flat Bar & Brass Square Bar. Our brass strips are available in a variety of widths, such as ¾”, 1”, 1.1/4”, 1.1/2”, 2”, 3” & 4” and in several different thicknesses e.g 1/8”, 3/16”, ¼”, ½” & 1”.
Once you have chosen your desired bar or section size, you can then select one of the dozens of length options that we offer. These begin at just 15mm long on some of the larger sizes, and go all of the way up, in small & handy increments, to 3 metres long.
You are then welcome to take advantage of our ever popular Free Cutting Service, which will allow you to request that your selected length is supplied cut down to the exact length required for your application. You can read more about our Cutting Service here.
We are in the process of adding to the above range of sizes, therefore if you require a size that is either smaller, larger, or is an in between size of those currently listed then please contact us as we can usually obtain other sizes within 24-48 hours.
We also welcome your enquires for Brass Sheet, Brass Plate, Brass Tube, Brass Hexagon & Brass Angle. Please contact us with your requirements and we will usually get back to you with a competitive quote within a couple of hours. These items are usually available for despatch within 2 working days.
Don’t forget that home delivery starts at just £3.95 + VAT and we offer Free Delivery on orders over £75 + VAT!!