Aluminum brass

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Description

An alloy of copper and zinc that contains up to 2% aluminum. The aluminum acts as a flux to minimize impurities and decrease viscosity. Thus aluminum brass is better for casting intricate designs. The addition of aluminum provides better corrosion resistance along with increased strength and ductility.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p.45

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