Brass CZ108

CZ108 (CW508L)

Known as basis brass, CZ108 (CW508L) is one of the most popular grades of brass due to its hot and cold working capabilities. Supplied primarily as a sheet grade, this material is often used for general purpose and simple forming operations. It offers very good corrosion resistance in normal environments and good machinability at slow speeds.

Related Specifications of CZ108 (CW508L)

  • C27400
  • CW508L
  • BS2870
  • 2.0321
  • NF A51-104
  • CuZn37

Nominal Composition of CZ108 (CW508L)

Cu 63%, Zn 37%

Mechanical Properties of CZ108 (CW508L)

Ultimate Tensile Strength (N/mm²) Proof Stress (N/mm²) Elongation (%) Hardness (HB)
350   15 100HV

Key Features of CZ108 (CW508L)

  • Good hot and cold formability
  • Good combination of strength and ductility

Applications of CZ108 (CW508L)

Electrical | Lamp caps, lamp-holder and switch components

General | Coppersmithing work for chains, eyelets fasteners, hinges, kicking plates, locks, fingerplates and wire brushes; various cold presswork products including instrument covers and containers; blanked articles such as instrument plates and wheels; cold headed items including pins, rivets and screws, springs, radiator tanks and reflectors


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