Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc. The proportions of zinc and copper may vary to create various kinds of brasses with different properties: strength, ductility, hardness, color, antimicrobial, electrical and thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance.
The introduction of modern production process in continuous casting allows to have a superior product on quality, compared to the traditional brass ingot, with features of constant homogeneity that guarantee a higher customer satisfaction for the purposes which is principally addressed: sanitary taps and industrial valves, fittings, handles, mechanical and artworks.
The castings can be obtained through all the modern casting technologies: die casting, gravity, low pressure and sand. The continuous casting ingots are characterized by size (80x80x300mm) and steady weight (about 15 kg), which facilitate a correct dosage in the feeding of melting furnaces and consequently a better control over the temperature variations of the liquid metal.
The outer surface, smooth and compact, ensures the absence of residues of slag and oxides, and then a minor drop in melting.
Brass in continuous casting are available in common and special alloys, with silicon or manganese and produced according to SMC and to all international standards, including: EN – ASTM – BS – JIS – SAE – SIS, or on customer demand.
Service Metal Company is a manufacturer and supplier of different kinds of brass ingots: