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C38500 Architectural Bronze

C38500 Architectural Bronze
C38500 Architectural Bronze
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Product Code : C38500
Product Description
C38500 Architectural Bronze


The exceptional hot working characteristics of C37700 makes it the classic alloy for forgings. With outstanding flow characteristics, this alloy can be forged and machined into sophisticated and most complex components. C37700 can also easily be electroplated with various finishes.

Typical Uses for C37700 Forging Brass :-
Builders Hardware :Hinges, Drawer Pulls, Lock Cams, butts, Slide Bolts, Lock Bodies, Drawer Handles
Consumer :Picture Frames, Funeral Urns, Lamps, Fireplace Screens, Straight Edges, Handles, Hot Combs (to straighten hair), Squeegee Retainers
Architecture:Elevator Trim, Thresholds, Door Frames, Handrails, Terrazzo Strip, Shower Doors, Privacy Sun Grills, Trim, Store Fronts, Architectural Forgings, extrusions, Architectural Moldings, Window Mullions, Bathroom Partition Brackets
Industrial:Valve Trim, Press Brake Ram Clamps, Valve Stems, Valves, Gauges, Valve Seats, Forgings, Wheeled Racks

Equivalent Specifications:
Specifications Designation
ISO CuZn39Pb3
Europen CuZn39Pb3
BS CZ-121
JIS C 3561
Russian LS59-3

Chemical Composition:

Cu Fe Pb Zn
Min/Max 55.0 - 59.0 0.35 2.5 - 3.5 Rem
Nominals 57 - 3 40

End Product Designation
Shapes ASTM B455

Joining Technique Suitability
Brazing Good
Butt Weld Fair
Capacity for Being Cold Worked Poor
Capacity for Being Hot Formed Excellent
Coated Metal Arc Welding Not Recommended
Gas Sheilded Arc Welding Not Recommended
Machinability rating 90
Oxyacetylene Welding Not Recommended
Seam Weld Not Recommended
Soldering Excellent
Spot Weld Not Recommended

Physical Properties:
Product Property US Customary Metric
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 11.65 ·10-6 per oF (68-572 F) 20.9 · 10 6? per °C (20-300 C)
Density 0.306 lb/in3 @ 68 F 8.47 gm/cm3 @ 20 C
Electrical Conductivity 28 %IACS @ 68 F 0.164 MegaSiemens/cm @ 20 C
Electrical Resistivity 37 ohms-cmil/ft @ 68 F 6.15 macrame-cm @ 20 C
Melting Point Liquid US 1630 F 888 C
Melting Point Solid US 1610 F 877 C
Modulas of Elasticity in Tension 14000 ksi 966500 MPa
Modulas of Rigidity 5300 ksi 36540 MPa
Specific Gravity 8.47 8.47
Specific Heat Capacity 0.09 Btu/lb/°F @ 68 F 377.1 J/kg · °K at 293 K
Thermal Conductivity 71.0 Btu · ft/(hr · ft2 ·°F) @ 68 F 122.9 W/m · °K at 20 C

Sizes Available:
Hollow Rods Min Bore Size 20 mm and Max OD 100 mm
Round Rods 6mm To 130 mm
Hex 5mm To 60mm
Square 4mm To 60mm
Flat 5mm Min Thickness and max Width 120mm
Profiles / Sections AS per Customer Drawing
Billets Up to 200 mm
Ingots AS per Specification

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