There are plenty of reasons that brass tubing is utilized in hotels, restaurants, offices and houses the world over, but the main one is its attractive gold-like appearance (and it’s cheaper than gold price tag!). But what is brass tubing and what are the common uses of it in this day and age?

Basically, brass tubing is created through a combination of copper and zinc alloy, meaning that it is not the pure metal that many people believe it to be. The tubing is available in a range of shapes, sizes, thicknesses and finishes, including: the solid round, round reeded, round spiral, square tubing, flat U channel and radius back channel styles. Brass is also available in specialized tube shapes, including: the elliptical, D shaped, hexagonal and fluted styles.

When it comes to the size of the brass tubing you are after, you will find it in standard (or SAE) and metric sizes. The standard length for brass tubing is 12 inches, whilst the metric length is about 9 and a half inches. You are also able to choose a different diameter size to ensure that the brass tubing you order meets your requirements. You can also order customized tubing if you want to be sure you get the right measurements.

It is probably worth noting here that there are many different kinds of brass, most of them (if not all) available as tubing that you can use for your desired application. Some of these different types of brass include: admiralty, arsenical, beta, alpha, DZR, high brass, leaded, lead-free, manganese, red, naval, yellow and white brass. Each will be more suited to different applications, but this can be at your own discretion.

You will generally find brass tubing being used for stair railings, other handrails and even foot rails. It is commonly found in musical instruments, such as the trumpet, the tuba and the saxophone. It is also commonly used in the manufacture of furniture, furnishings, fixtures and other architectural components, as well as having many industrial uses.

The next time you require some brass tubing for your project, there are a number of factors that you will need to take into account before ordering: what sort of shape and finish do you want; what size do you want and what kind of brass do you need for your application? In this way, you can ensure that you get the right tubing for your needs.

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This article is shared by Anna Mehla for Highett Metal.In this article we have discuss about brass tubing and what are its common uses. If you want any information about copper, aluminium or any type of scrap metal feel free to contact Highett Metal.