Along with some of its more common brass and bronze alloys, product literature for Mueller Brass Company’s copper alloys are available for download below. For more information on these and other alloys not listed, please contact Mueller Brass Company’s Customer Service at 800-553-3336.
For downloadable copies of MSDS Sheets, ISO Certifications, PED Certifications, and other information, please go to the Download Center of our website.
For the cost estimation of parts and components made from copper alloys, the unit weight of a particular diameter and shape of copper rod or bar is often an invaluable piece of information.
The formula for calculating the unit weight (lbs/ft) of coppers is in this downloadable exel file.
Click on the image below to download our Bus Bar Weight Calculator File:
Chemical Composition Comparison Chart > Download PDF
Copper Development Association (CDA) - Properties of Wrought and Cast Copper Alloys
In addition to the literature on the alloys produced by Mueller Brass Company, another valuable resource is the Copper Development Association’s “Properties of Wrought and Cast Copper Alloys” database. From standard alloys like C36000 Free Cutting Brass to Newly developed alloys like Mueller Brass Company’s C27450 Lead Free Brass, CDA’s database is a comprehensive and searchable compilation of hundreds of wrought and cast copper alloys and their respective chemistries and properties. This resource is free to the public and can be accessed by clicking the following link:
Application Data Sheets – Copper Development Association
Why use brass?? Aside from the obvious merits of using brass alloys that range from aesthetics to corrosion resistance, one aspect when determining which material to use is cost. Because the issue of cost is such an important aspect on part design and material selection, the Copper Development Association has performed case studies where some typically non-brass parts were made with C36000 free cutting brass. The case studies in this section provide anecdotal examples and comparative benefits from manufacturing the part from brass.
(Note: Costs of both brass and ‘non-brass materials (i.e. steel, aluminum, etc.) fluctuate with market conditions; but the assumptions made in these case studies are consistent with prices that have existed over the years. There is no intent to imply the prices assumed here are current; however, they reasonably represent the metals relative to market prices.)