ASTM B453/B453M-01

    Standard Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead Alloy (Leaded-Brass) Rod, Bar, and Shapes

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper-zinc-lead alloy (leaded-brass) rod, bar, wire, and shapes produced from Copper Alloys UNS Nos. C33500, C34000, C34500, C35000, C35300, and C35600. These alloys have nominal composition given in Table 1.

    1.1.1 This product is suitable for applications requiring extensive machining before such cold-forming operations as swaging, flaring, severe knurling, or thread rolling.

    1.1.2 Typically, product made to this specification is furnished as straight lengths. Sizes 1/2 in. [12 mm] and under may be furnished as wire in coils or on reels when requested.

    1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.Note 1Refer to Specifications B16/B16M and B140/B140M for copper-zinc-lead (leaded-brass) rod and bar for screw machine applications.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B16/B16M Specification for Free-Cutting Brass Rod, Bar and Shapes for Use in Screw Machines

    B140/B140M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead (Red Brass or Hardware Bronze) Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B249/B249M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings

    B250/B250M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper Alloy Wire

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials [Metric]

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30261500(Brass bars); 60122702(Copper shapes)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0453_B0453M-01

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