Alloy Geek C230 Copper Standard

Your Analysis Type: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Pedigree: Certified Reference Material (includes certified chemical analysis)
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Alloy Geek C230 Red Brass Standard

Experience the rich heritage of craftsmanship infused with modern resilience with Alloy C230 Red Brass. This alloy artfully blends the timeless warmth of red brass with the robust strength of copper, creating a material perfect for crafting intricate jewelry, architectural embellishments, and decorative pieces that stand the test of time.

Chemical Composition Range:

  • Copper (Cu): 85.0-86.0%
  • Zinc (Zn): 14.0-15.0%
  • Lead (Pb): 0.07% max
  • Iron (Fe): 0.05% max
  • Phosphorus (P): 0.02% max

Key Properties:

  • Radiant Appearance: Alloy C230 Red Brass exhibits a warm, inviting reddish hue, reminiscent of the timeless appeal of traditional red brass, making it perfect for creating pieces with a classic look.

  • Enduring Durability: While it captures the essence of red brass, this alloy maintains the durability of copper, ensuring your creations retain their charm over the years.

  • Versatile Craftsmanship: Alloy C230 Red Brass can be expertly shaped, engraved, and molded, making it an ideal choice for crafting fine jewelry, adorning architectural details, and designing ornate artifacts.

  • Corrosion Resistance: The alloy's inherent resistance to corrosion safeguards the integrity of your creations, guaranteeing they remain pristine and eye-catching even in challenging environments.

  • Ease of Application: Alloy C230 Red Brass lends itself well to various fabrication techniques, facilitating the realization of your creative visions.

Other Names for Alloy C230 Red Brass:

  • C23000: UNS (Unified Numbering System) designation for Alloy C230 Red Brass, commonly used for standardization and identification.
  • Red Brass: A straightforward reference to the alloy's reddish appearance, which is its hallmark feature.
  • 85-15 Brass: A term often used to describe this alloy, highlighting its copper-zinc composition.

XRF Samples are thinner samples approximately 1/4 inch thick. OES Standards are thicker in nature and are approximately 1 inch thick. Please Contact Us if you would like to know the specific dimensions of a sample.

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