How brass is manufactured
The temperature at which copper melts is higher than the temperature at which zinc melts and then vaporizes, or evaporates. The method used is to melt the copper separately and then add heated zinc in small pieces. Most of the zinc quickly dissolves into the copper to form brass before it can evaporate. A related problem is that small amounts of zinc are lost whenever brass is melted. For this reason, when scrap brass is melted down to be recycled, the quality of the brass changes.
Manufacture of brass taps
what is brass used for
The use of this metal form has been used for jewelry and other decorative materials since ancient Roman times to this day. Brass metals are necessary in building construction they are used to hold iron and steel posts together. In computer technology, brass rods fasten internal components of computer systems. brass sheet is used in manufacturing lamps, plates, flatware, trims, kick plates, door pulls, lighting switch plates, foot rails, handrails, cabinet hardware, high-grade ovens, and planters, among others.
interesting facts about brass
The oldest instruments made of brass are the horn and the trumpet. The French horn was first used in the orchestra in the early 1700s. Brass instruments became a permanent part of the orchestra in 1815 with the invention of valves. The ancient Romans used brass primarily in vessels, dress armor, jewelry, and brooches or clasps. More malleable than bronze, brass was used to make ewers and basins, lamps, bowls, jugs, and numerous other household items.