Frequently Asked Questions about RoHS [PDF - 270Kb] Do you have questions about the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS II) exemption for copper and brass alloys? A ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document is now available that includes key contacts for additional support. Updated November 2020.
Brass for North American Potable Water Applications: Value Chain Perspectives [PDF - 322 Kb] Professional care has been deployed throughout the brass value chain to ensure that brass materials and components for drinking water applications are in compliance with lead-free requirements. This piece summarizes the North American regulatory landscape and reviews how producers and users of brass rod have adapted to meet new requirements. Updated November 2020.
REACH FAQs for Companies Exporting Brass to Europe [PDF - 1.9 MB] Ensuring the safety and regulatory compliance of brass raw materials and finished articles is a global priority, particularly with respect to the presence of lead (Pb). This piece addresses key questions regarding the European Union (EU) REACH regulation for non-EU companies exporting semi-fabricated and finished brass products to Europe. Updated October 2020.
Brass Rod Solutions for “Lead-Free” Compliance [PDF - 106 KB] Understanding compliance requirements for regulations that restrict lead (Pb) in materials and products can be a daunting task. The simple matrix below is intended to help manufacturers readily identify commercially available brass rod solutions that meet U.S. and European “lead-free” compliance requirements in regulated markets.
High Speed Machining Advantages of Brass vs. Steel [PDF - 3.7 MB] The high speed machining capabilities of brass enable significant productivity advantages and cost-savings compared to 12L14 steel and 304L stainless steel. This piece reviews extensive laboratory testing that assessed the maximum practical machining speeds for brass and steel alloys from the standpoint of productivity and tool life. An economic comparison on cost per part is also included.
Brass: The Cost-Effective Choice [PDF - 494 Kb] This publication describes the superior machinability and economic advantages of brass for screw machine products. A cost comparison for parts made from brass and steel is included to show why brass is the cost effective choice.
Electronic Connector Alloys Design Guide A series discussing some of the basics of physical properties, fabrication and applications of copper and copper alloys to assist parts designers, materials engineers, metallurgists and materials buyers.