Silicon brass

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A strong, malleable Brass. Silicon brass contains about 67% Copper, 22% Zinc and 1% Silicon. The silicon increase resistance to wear and corrosion. Silicon brass is used for castings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

laiton siliceux (Fr.); latão com Si (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 713

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