What Is Brass Casting?
Brass casting is actually an earlier metal hot working process with a history of about 6000 years. Brass casting refers to the processing method in which solid brass is melted into liquid brass. Then poured into a mold of a specific shape, and then solidified and formed the desired shapes.
Besides casting brass, copper, iron, aluminum, tin, lead can also be cast.
Brass Casting Applications
Brass castings find use in many industries, and brass components prove especially useful in household and construction applications due to the material’s natural corrosion resistance. At JC Casting, we have the casting capabilities to create brass connectors, switch gears, pump parts, valves, sprinkler heads and more. Industries that rely on brass casting services include:
Brass castings have found uses in various industries, such as architectural and construction and in decorative applications, such as doorknobs.
Some common applications of brass castings include suspended-wire holders, closing parts for doors, contact line end terminals and clamping pieces.
Brass Investment Casting Grades
Yellow Brass Investment Castings
Red Brass Investment Castings
Silicon Brass Investment Castings
Other brass grades are available for investment casting upon request.
Commonly used brass casting methods
The different brass grades that are used in brass castings include Yellow and Red Brass and Silicon Brass. Brass castings can be made using various techniques. There are generally three brass casting methods. They have been proven to be suitable for brass casting.
- Lost-wax Investment casting
- Die casting
- Sand casting
benefits /Advantages of the Finished brass casting
- Resistance to corrosion and rust
- High strength and wear-resistance
- A hygienic surface
- Good electrical conductivity
- Superior machining and polishing characteristics
Our Brass Casting Process
What exactly is the brass casting process? Our brass casting process involves three primary steps:
We start by making match plates for each component. The sand is then pressed around the match plate to create new halves of a mold. A pattern is a full-size prototype of the part being manufactured. For more detailed aspects of the component, patterns are used to create cavities inside the mold. Next, we fasten the mold together in preparation for pouring.
Once we’ve created an accurate sand mold, we heat brass to an ideal casting temperature inside a furnace. The molten brass then flows into the mold gradually. After the pouring process, we leave the filled molds to cool and solidify.
Finally, we remove the finished, cooled metal castings by breaking open the molds. Depending on the type of component being made, we also smooth the surface of the brass piece and remove extra metal if necessary.
The manufacturing cost is low. The process flexibility is large. Complex shapes and large castings can be obtained. Occupies a large proportion in mechanical manufacturing, Such as machine tools accounting for 60-80%, automobiles accounting for 25%. And tractors account for 50-60%.
We economically produce high volume, as well as short-run orders by the use of manual or automatic molding tools.
Machining, polishing, and plating of brass investment castings.
Contact us with your specific requirements. such as corrosion resistant investment brass castings, machinability in brass investment castings, or strength, and our engineering staff will assist you in selecting the specific brass investment casting grade that meets your needs.
In the engineering of brass components for a new project, it’s important to select the right metal alloy and casting method. Brass casting is a popular choice for a wide variety of applications due to the unique properties of brass and the brass casting process’s cost-effective nature. JC Casting provide brass casting service in China. If you’re looking for a foundry that can handle small and large orders quickly, we can meet your needs.