What is Brass Angle?
Brass is widely used in many architectural and decorative applications, mostly in interior locations. It is known for its bright golden appearance, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, and good durability. Brass angle is a product which has two legs to form a 90 degree angle. Brass angle is mostly supplied in equal angle, meaning both legs are the same length. Brass angle in unequal angle is also available however may be subject to minimum production runs.
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What Alloy is Brass Angle Made From?
Brass angle is commonly manufactured in Section Brass, or Alloy 38010. This brass is a readily extrudable leaded alpha / beta brass alloy with a small aluminium addition, which gives a bright golden colour. The alloy is supplied only as extruded sections and shapes, eg angle, flat, channel, profiles, with a minimum amount of cold work. The bright gold colour is lost if severe cold working operations are applied – alloy 385 is a better choice for cold work applications. The lead addition renders the alloy free cutting, and it is used widely in components produced by automatic machining.
Refer to the Austral Wright Metals data sheet on alloy C380101: https://www.australwright.com.au/technical-data/alloys/copper-brass/copper-alloy-c38010-section-brass/
Brass angle is measured first by the lengths of the legs and then the thickness of the legs. For example, 50 x 25 x 3 mm is a brass angle with one leg 50mm long, the other 25mm long and 3mm thick. The leg length is measured on the outer surface (not internally). Contact your local service centre for more information about metal types, shape and grades available.
Thanks to its good overall mechanical properties, versatility, and decorative appearance, brass angle is popular for numerous applications. This includes tiling where bracing or framing is needed to maintained the edges of tiles. Common uses include:
- Decorative architecture
- Building construction
- Marine applications
- Equipment manufacturing
- and more
What Sizes Can You Get in Brass Angle