Brass, usually copper alloyed with zinc, is easily shaped, stamped and deep drawn. It has fair electrical conductivity, excellent forming and drawing properties and good strength.
Different grades of brass, with different amounts of zinc, have different characteristics in surface smoothness, corrosion-resistance, response to plating, ductility levels, chemical and temperature limits. In general, brass is applicable in most common conditions, except for prolonged exterior exposure and substantial abrasion. It tends to yellow from high temperatures. We are often called upon to form or deep draw brass for architectural, automotive and electrical applications.