Brass castings have found uses in various industries, such as architectural and construction and in decorative applications, such as doorknobs. The different grades of brass that are used to produce castings include Yellow and Red Brass and Silicon Brass. Brass castings can be made using various techniques, like -
- Sand casting
- Investment casting
- Die casting
- Permanent mold casting
Brass is a metal that offers various advantages in casting, such as it is easy to cast, can be cast very well, exhibits excellent resistance to corrosion, along with favorable strength properties. Brass castings have also found to exhibit superior machining and polishing characteristics. Brass castings can be made in various sizes and weights ranging from .1 kg to 500 kg.
Some common applications of brass castings include suspended-wire holders, closing parts for doors, contact line end terminals and clamping pieces.