People who are looking for a corrosion resistant metal that has a gold tinge but is not as expensive as gold often turn to brass. This metal is composed of copper and zinc, which essentially makes it an alloy. This metal is oftentimes mistaken for its sibling, bronze, and for a good reason. Both are alloys of copper, but while brass is made with zinc, bronze is made with tin. Bronze is also more reddish in color while Brass is more gold.
Brass is often chosen for its decorative qualities, since it does have that golden tinge people like to associate with its more expensive counterpart. It is also the metal of choice for those who need a highly malleable type of metal, and since it also has a lower melting point, it is often chosen for when casting is required. Brass is also a metal that has very good acoustic qualities, hence the reason for it being used in the creation of various instruments (trombone, trumpet, tuba, and many more are called brasses, after all).
In the creation of nameplates, since Brass does have a golden color, it is often chosen by those who want their tags to have an elegant, gold-lile appeal.This metal is often selected when commemorative plaques and other decorative nameplates are crafted. The brass that is used in the creation of such plates are more corrosion resistant than other brasses, although it is advised that these still be taken care of to keep these metals in good shape. We also use leaded brass, which helps increase its machinability, for the creation of plaques, signs, and other custom nameplates.
.020”, .025”, .032”, .064”, .125”
For more details on these thicknesses and where each variant is ideally used, visit our Material Specifications Page.