August 15, 2017

Why You Should Use Brass Sheet Metal When Manufacturing Utensils

If you grew up using kitchen utensils made of tin, clay, or aluminum, it’s time to be aware of an alloy that’s been utilized for many years in other cultures because of its benefits. For thousands of years, the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru in Punjab applies a traditional technique in making brass and copper utensils. They procure brass sheet metal and hammer it into curved shapes to produce bowls, water pots, and cookware. Brass, an alloy of zinc and copper, is a great alternative to common utensil materials for many reasons. (more…)

The Conditions Causing Dezincification of Naval Brass and How to Avoid Them

Naval brass is widely used in marine construction due to its durability, corrosion resistance, and suitability to salt and freshwater settings. Brass is a popular material for propeller shafts, turnbuckles, and valve stems as well as many other marine fittings. However, sometimes, due to certain conditions, naval brass may experience dezincification, a kind of dealloying process wherein Zinc is removed from the alloy and leaves behind a copper-rich metal which is more porous. If you’re a boat maker, here’s what you need to know about the signs of dealloying Zinc, factors that can contribute to dezincification, and how you can prevent it. (more…)

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