forging brass

forging brass

[′fȯrj·iŋ ‚bras]
(metallurgy)
Brass composed of 60% copper, 38% zinc, and 2% lead, used for hot forgings, hardware, and plumbing supplies; it is extremely plastic when hot, is corrosion-resistant, and has excellent mechanical properties.
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Presently, North American forgers use approximately 75 screw presses, dedicated principally to forging brass products and jet-engine parts.
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