Low Leaded Brass

65.50 Cu | 33.25 Zn | 0.25 Pb | 50 Relative Machinability | "S" Weight Factor - 11.57

Physical Properties:

Composition (Percent) Copper 65 min 68 max, Lead .20 min .7 max, Iron .07 max, Zinc rem.
Nearest Applicable ASTM Specifications B135
Melting Point (Liquidus) 1720 F
Cold Working Capacity Excellent
Hot Forming Capacity Poor
Hot Forgeability Rating n/a (Forging Brass = 100)
Hot Working Temperature n/a
Annealing Temperature 800 - 1200 F or 425 - 650 C
Machinability Rating 60 (Free Cutting Brass = 100)

Mechanical Properties for 1.00 OD x .065 Wall Tubing:

Temper Tensile Strength Yield Strength * Elongation in 2 in. Rockwell Hardness (F) Rockwell Hardness (B) Rockwell Hardness (30T) Shear Strength
.050 mm 47.0 ksi 15.0 ksi 60 % 64 --- 26 ---
.025 mm 52.0 ksi 20.0 ksi 50 % 75 --- 37 ---
Hard Drawn 75.0 ksi 60.0 ksi 7 % --- 80 69 ---

* (.5% Ext. under Load)

Drawn - General Purpose (H58)Temper is used for general purpose tube only, usually where there is no real requirement for high strength or hardness on the one hand or for bending qualities on the other.

Hard Drawn (H80)Temper is used only where there is need for a tube as hard or as strong as is commercially feasible for the size in question.

Light Drawn - Bending (H55)Temper is used only where a tube of some stiffness, but yet capable of readily being bent (or otherwise moderately cold worked) is needed.

Typical Uses: Where some degree of machinability is required, together with moderate cold working properties. Pump and power cylinders and liners. Plumbing accessories, plumbing brass goods.

NOTE: The values listed above represent reasonable approximations suitable for general engineering use. They should not be used for specification purposed. See applicable A.S.T.M specification references.

Special arrangement can be made to provide alloys not shown.