Lead increases the machinability of brass as well as increasing its strength and resistance to corrosion.
The addition of lead also seals shrinkage pores to provide pressure tightness. Brasses can contain up to 3.5 percent in lead contents, and are classified as low, medium, or high-leaded. Leaded brass may be used to make screws, valves, fittings, bearings, specialty fasteners, architectural hardware, and general purpose machine parts.
Common Fabrication Processes
Blanking, Machining, Piercing and Punching, Roll Threading and Knurling, Stamping.
Lock Tumblers, Lock Parts, Keys
Templates, Type Characters, Wear Plates, Strike Plates, Meter Parts, Gears, Engraving Plates, Clock Plates,
Bearing Cages, Book Dies, Hose Couplings
No casting characteristics available for this alloy.
CDA350 (Medium Leaded Brass, 62%) CDA350