Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Altering the copper or zinc percentage, along with other elements, changes the properties of the brass. Brass is “softer” than ferrous metals and is easily machined with less tool wear; it also has high corrosion resistance. Wam Metals does have a Foundry and we are able to alloy brass material to nearly any specification.
Common use: Gas valves, taps, fire hydrants, locks, wire clamps, nuts, bolts, geyser parts.
Here is a list of quality brass materials that Wam Metals manufactures regularly.
This brass alloy is used for all general brass type parts. The forgings are tight-grained which makes them very suitable for high and low pressure gas applications.
De-Zincification Resistant (DZR) brass is used in the plumbing industry for taps, geyser parts, element bosses and fire hydrant parts. DZR is recommended for applications where the part is in contact with running water.
A high tensile brass with excellent corrosion resistance. Ideal for specialised fasteners.
Aluminium Bronze (AB2) A hard wearing metal used in applications as valve guides and seats, corrosion resistant parts and bushing gears. Aluminium Bronze is not suitable for use with strong oxidising acids.
Aluminium Nickel Zinc Bronze
Commonly known as XX, Aluminium Nickel Zinc Bronze is a sand and continuous cast material used in the glass mould industry.
Copper is extremely ductile and malleable whether hot or cold; it is also an excellent conductor of electricity and heat.
Use: Switchgear, transformers, wiring, water pipes, earthing
Wam Metals does have a Foundry and we are able to manufacture copper material to nearly any specification.
Here is a list of quality copper materials that Wam Metals manufactures regularly:
High Conductivity Copper
Used in the electrical sector for forged shapes and busbar.
Copper Nickel Silicon
Used in the railway sector for applications that require high tensile strength.
For more information on Copper, visit Wikipedia – Copper.
Aluminium is ductile and malleable whether hot or cold; it is light-weight compared to other metals and a good conductor of heat and electricity
Use: Valve handles, wire clamps, machine parts, aviation
Wam Metals does have a Foundry and we are able to alloy aluminium material to nearly any specification.
Here is a list of quality aluminium materials that Wam Metals manufactures regularly.
An aluminium alloy that can be anodised to give it colour.
6063 is used for a wide range of applications in the structural, transport, architectural and general engineering sectors.
A heat treatable aluminium alloy used for machinery, towers, roof trusses, cranes, heavy duty and stressed structural applications.
A high strength aluminium alloy for structural components, machine parts and tools.
An aluminium alloy used for intricate castings with thick and thin sections.
For more information on Aluminium, visit Wikipedia – Aluminium.