C46500

C46500 stands as a brass variant characterized by notable ductility, elevated electrical and thermal conductivity, robust impact strength, commendable resistance to creep, ease of welding, and minimal volatility even in high vacuum conditions.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
ElementsMin (%)Max (%)
Cu59.0062.00
Pb0.20
Sn0.51.00
Fe0.10
As0.020.10
Total Others
ZnRemainder
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES ACCORDING TO SAE 463 (AS PER TEMPER 1/4)
Range (mm) From To UTS Min (MPa) PS Min (MPa) Elongation Min (%) Hardness Min (HRB) Hardness Max (HRB)
Round (Dia)1.512.541518522
12.52541518525
255040018025
507527017025
Hex (A/F)312.541518522
12.52541518525
255040018025
507027017025
Square (A/F)312.541518522
12.52541518525
255040018025
506027017025
Rectangle (Thickness)312.541518522
12.52541518525
255040018025
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting Point – Liquidus°F1650
Melting Point – Solidus°F1630
Density lb/cu in. at 68°F0.304
Specific Gravity8.41
Electrical Conductivity % IACS at 68°F26
Thermal Conductivity Btu/ sq ft/ ft hr/ °F at 68°F67
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 68-57210⁻⁶ per °F (68 – 572°F)11.8
Specific Heat Capacity Btu/ lb /°F at 68°F0.09
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension ksi15000
Modulus of Rigidity ksi5600
FABRICATION PROPERTIES
TechniqueSuitability
SolderingExcellent
BrazingExcellent
Oxyacetylene WeldingGood
Gas shielded Are WeldingFair
Coated Metal Are WeldingNot Recommended
Spot WeldGood
Seam WeldFair
Butt WeldGood
Capacity for Being Cold WorkedFair
Capacity for Being Hot FormedExcellent
Forgeability Rating90
Machinability Rating30

C46500

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