ASTM B453/B453M - 11(2017) - Standard Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead Alloy (Leaded-Brass) Rod, Bar, and Shapes

ASTM B453/B453M - 11(2017)

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

Status : Current   Published : October 2017



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, C35330, C35350, and C35600. These alloys have nominal composition given in Table 1.

TABLE 1 Nominal Composition, %

[This table has been removed.]

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.

Note 1:  Refer to Appendix X1 for additional applications information.

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 SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

Note 2:  Refer to Specifications B16/B16M and B140/B140M for copper-zinc-lead (leaded-brass) rod and bar for screw machine applications.

1.3  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM B453/B453M - 11(2017)
TitleStandard Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead Alloy (Leaded-Brass) Rod, Bar, and Shapes
Publication Date01 October 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Copper-zinc-lead alloy bar, Copper-zinc-lead alloy rod, Copper-zinc-lead alloy wire, Leaded-brass bar, Leaded-brass rod, Leaded-brass wire, UNS No. C33500, UNS No. C34000, UNS No. C34500, UNS No. C35000, UNS No. C35300, UNS No. C35330, UNS No. C35350, UNS No. C35600
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