Alloy Geek C260 Copper Standard

Your Analysis Type: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Pedigree: Certified Reference Material (includes certified chemical analysis)
Sale price$249.95


Alloy Geek C260 Brass Standard

Experience the fusion of versatility and durability with Alloy C260 Brass. Engineered for precision and reliability, this alloy seamlessly combines strength, corrosion resistance, and ease of fabrication. Whether you're involved in plumbing, decorative artistry, or industrial manufacturing, Alloy C260 Brass is your ultimate ally, ready to elevate your projects to new levels of excellence.

Chemical Composition Range of CDA 260 Brass:

  • Copper (Cu): 68.5-71.5%
  • Zinc (Zn): 28.5-31.5%
  • Lead (Pb): 0.07% max
  • Iron (Fe): 0.05% max
  • Phosphorus (P): 0.07% max

Key Properties:

  • Superb Machinability: Alloy C260 Brass is exceptionally easy to machine, enabling precise component fabrication for various applications.

  • Corrosion Resistance: The alloy's inherent resistance to corrosion ensures the longevity and reliability of your creations, making it ideal for plumbing fittings and fixtures.

  • Moderate Conductivity: Alloy C260 Brass offers moderate electrical conductivity, making it versatile for electrical components and plumbing applications.

  • Versatile Applications: From plumbing connectors to ornate decorative pieces, Alloy C260 Brass's versatility shines in a wide array of industries and projects.

Other Names for Alloy C260 Brass:

  • C26000: UNS (Unified Numbering System) designation for Alloy C260 Brass, commonly used for standardization and identification.
  • Cartridge Brass: A reference to the alloy's historical use in ammunition cartridge casings.
  • 70-30 Brass: A term often used to describe this alloy, signifying 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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