Introducing Our Newest Alloy – Lead Free Silicon Brass (c87500)
Updated: May 24
Casting with lead-free silicon brass, also known as c87500, is a popular method for creating a range of products, from small components to large industrial parts. This brass alloy is a combination of copper, silicon, and other trace elements that make it strong, corrosion-resistant, and highly ductile.
The process of casting with lead-free silicon brass typically involves the following steps:
Pattern creation: A pattern is created from the desired design, typically made from wood, plastic, or other materials.
Mold preparation: The pattern is used to create a mold in sand, plaster, or other materials. The mold is created in two halves, which are then joined together to create a cavity for the molten brass to be poured into.
Melting and pouring: The lead-free silicon brass is melted in a furnace to a temperature of around 1900 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the brass is melted, it is poured into the mold, filling the cavity.
Cooling and removal: The molten brass is left to cool and solidify within the mold. Once it has cooled, the mold is opened, and the casting is removed. The casting is then cleaned up, removing any excess material or rough edges, and finishing techniques such as polishing or painting can be applied.
Casting with lead-free silicon brass is ideal for creating parts that require high strength and durability, such as industrial valves, fittings, and electrical components. This alloy is also highly resistant to corrosion, making it an excellent choice for products that will be exposed to harsh environments.
In addition to its functional properties, casting with lead-free silicon brass can also be used for decorative or artistic purposes. The alloy can be polished to a high shine, or it can be given a patina or other surface treatment to create a unique color or texture.
Overall, casting with lead-free silicon brass is a versatile and effective method for creating a wide range of products, from industrial components to artistic pieces. Its strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion make it an excellent choice for many applications.