Brasses are alloys of Copper and Zinc. They may also contain small amounts of other alloying elements to impart advantageous properties. Brasses have high corrosion resistance and high tensile strength. They are also suited to hot forging. Free machining brass sets the standard for machining, by which other metals are compared.
Brasses are divided into two classes. The alpha alloys, with less than 37% zinc, and the alpha/beta alloys with 37-45% zinc. Alpha alloys are ductile and can be cold worked. Alpha/beta or duplex alloys have limited cold ductility and are harder and stronger. CZ108 / CW508L is an alpha alloy.
CZ108/CW508L is a high purity cold forming brass. It is used when severe bending properties are required. It can be machined but only with slow speeds and very light feeds.
CZ108 / CW508L is typically used in:
CZ108 / CW508L corresponds to the following designations: