Brass Tubing Companies and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of brass tubing manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source brass tubing manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate brass tubing companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture brass tubing for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading brass tubing manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for brass tubing, brass bars, or brass stocks.

  • Pompton Plains, NJ

    Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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  • Warminster, PA

    With over 25 years of metallurgy experience we guarantee we can produce exactly what you are looking for. We offer fast delivery and a multitude of beryllium copper sizes. Our highly knowledge staff takes great pride in creating these outstanding copper alloys. We have a reputation of manufacturing the best copper fabrications. Our company has risen in the standard in copper processing. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Melville, NY

    At Source 21, Inc., we take pride in offering top-notch copper products to meet a wide range of industrial and commercial needs. When it comes to copper, we've established ourselves as a reliable provider known for quality, accessibility, and customer satisfaction. Our extensive array of copper products is designed to cater to your diverse requirements while ensuring uncompromised excellence.

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  • Placentia, CA

    Schorr Metals is a complete metal service center and your best source for copper and brass extrusions, sheets and more with customized fabrication services, cutting, welding and rolling services. Combining our inventory of copper, brass, steel and other metals with our exceptional customer service and capabilities, the answer is clear - Schorr Metals is your choice for quality, service and value.

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  • Downers Grove, IL

    We are committed to our customers. Our engineers manufacture copper products that exceed regulatory standards. Our products are the best quality and adhere to a multitude of rigorous physical testing to ensure the reliability of our copper. You can rest assured that you are receiving the best copper. From tubes, rounds, hollows, squares, hexagons and more, we have it all! Please visit our website or give us a call for more information!

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Brass Tubing Industry Information

Brass Tubing

Brass tubing is one of the many forms of alloy tubing, valued in particular for its high corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, malleability, relative strength and physical appearance. It is usually a shiny or dull gold-like, buttery yellow. It gets its properties from the two metals from which it is primarily alloyed, copper and zinc.

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Materials in Brass

Commonly, brass is also alloyed with other elements, such as arsenic, silicon, tin, manganese, aluminum and phosphorus. These metals are commonly added to brass compositions in order to improve their mechanical and/or physical properties, such as hardness, formability, strength or appearance. No matter the exact composition of a brass alloy, however, the majority ingredient will also be copper, followed by zinc. Typically, brass is approximately 67 percent copper and 33 percent zinc. Brass tubing is commonly used in harsh environments, such as those involving high water temperatures or severe weather, and in the creation of brass instruments. Brass tubing is commonly used to help run systems and products such as boiler systems, heating and cooling (HVAC) systems, pipes, valves and other gas and water passage systems.

Types of Brass

Note that, because brass is an alloy, there are many different types of brass available with which manufacturers can fabricate tubing. Every brass variation, with its unique copper to zinc ratios and added elements, offers different advantages, such as increased strength, corrosion resistance or hardness. Brass is, for example, commonly divided into groups of alpha brasses, alpha-beta brasses, beta brasses, gamma brasses and white brasses. Alpha brasses are brasses with a composition of more than 65 percent copper and less than 35 percent zinc. These are the brasses preferred for most tubing applications; they are malleable and can be both hot-worked and cold-worked. Exhibiting the most golden hue, alpha brasses are commonly forged or pressed. Next down the line, alpha-beta brasses, also known as duplex brasses, are 55 to 65 percent copper and 35 to 45 percent zinc. Typically, they are only hot-worked. With their high levels of zinc, alpha-beta brasses are brighter than alpha brasses. Following alpha-beta brasses, beta brasses are 50 to 55 percent copper and 40 to 45 percent zinc. Beta brasses, which are stronger and harder than the previous two, can only be hot-worked and are well-suited to casting. Of all the common brasses, beta brasses are among the least yellow and the most bright. Gamma brasses are less common. The brasses in this category are between 33 and 39 percent copper and between 61 and 67 percent zinc. Finally, brasses that fall into the white brass category are less than 50 percent copper and more than 50 percent zinc. There are few usable brasses in this category, as they tend to be too brittle for general use. They show very little of the traditional golden brass hue, and are instead almost completely silver. Types of brass alloy commonly used in the production of brass tubing include: cartridge brass, common brass, delta metal, low brass and silicon tombac.

Brass Manufacturing Process

Before brass tubing can be formed, the brass itself must be made. To do so, manufacturers first gather the proper types and amounts of scrap metal for their planned composition. Once they have gathered everything they need, they feed the scrap into a furnace at predetermined intervals. The scrap metal will become molten at 1920 degrees fahrenheit (1050 degrees celsius). For the best results, manufacturers use electric furnaces to reach these temperatures. As the metals melt, they homogenize into a new product, brass. Here, the manufacturers may choose to add more scrap, if the brass composition is not correct or adequate, or they may move on to the next stage, forming, which may be embarked upon once the molten brass has reached recrystallization. At that point, it can be poured into a tube-shaped mold or cast, where it takes on the mold’s form. Once they have cooled and hardened shapes can be finished into different lengths, widths and more precise shapes. From here, manufacturers can sell the finished brass tubing to retailers, wholesale suppliers or other manufacturers.

Things to Consider When Purchasing Brass Tubing

Brass tubing manufacturers are more than happy to help customers determine the best tubing for their applications. Those interested in such a purchase would be wise to come prepared to a consultation with knowledge of required tubing strength, the dimensions of the application space and the environment in which the tubing will work. Supplied with this knowledge, manufacturers are able to determine the right tube diameter, wall thickness, overall length and brass type for any application. For more information, contact an experienced manufacturer today.

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