Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, different to bronze which is an alloy of copper and tin. Brass has specific uses due to its hardness and workability and it’s been around a long time, in fact since neolithic times!
Unlike mild steel, brass doesn’t become brittle at low temperatures, which is particularly useful for screws, nuts and washers, setting the standard by which the machinability of other materials is judged. It is also much more malleable than bronze or zinc, making it easier to cast and generally work with. Whilst copper and zinc are the main constituents of brass, adding other materials can change its properties. For instance, adding aluminium makes the brass stronger and more corrosion resistant, particularly in harsh environments, such as farming, seawater and marine applications. The aluminium will, over time, provide an aluminium oxide layer over brass, which can be particularly useful in extreme applications. Brass is often used in applications requiring electrical conductivity
Brass Fasteners are available in many different types: Bolts, Screws, Nuts, Washers, Inserts, Rivets, Threaded Rod, Anchors, Pins and many more. All These Brass Fasteners are differentiated according to Characteristics, Standards, Head Style, Threads, Drive Style and Size.
These days most new brass fasteners are manufactured in India, to very high standards. We have access to multiple suppliers and can normally source quickly if we don’t have stock on hand.
At Leyton Fasteners, we have a large range of industrial quality brass fasteners, some of which are available from our web shop. We have many obsolete sizes and styles, given our 40 plus years of stocking fasteners, indeed many Fastener suppliers stock few, if any brass components, given they tend to be at the pricier end of fastener stocks.
So, whatever you are looking for, in sizes, quantities or material, email or call us for the very best service and prices.