Brass Wire

Ken-tron stocks Brass 230, Brass 240, Brass 260, Brass 270 and other Brass wire alloys.  Our customers use Brass Ken-tron metal wire to produce items such as electrical components, electronic parts, and mechanical fasteners.  Cold heading, brushes, springs, and jewelry are also common uses of our Brass metal wire.

Brass Wire 230 (85/15) and Brass Wire 240 (80/20) are copper-zinc alloys used as wrap wire for music strings.

Brass Wire 260, 270 and 340 are used for wood and cap screws, rivets and gasteners.

When work hardened this alloy is used for spring applications.

Chemical Composition

Iron .05 Max
Copper 78.5 – 81.5
Lead .05 Max
Zinc Remainder
ASTM B134 C24000
Temper PSI Range
Soft 45,000 – 70,000

Other Properties

230 240 260 270 340
Density (lbs/in3) .316 .313 .308 .306 .306
Melting Point (°F) 1810 1830 1680 1660 1630

The Ken-tron Wire Division specializes in small diameter close tolerance wire made to customer specifications. Ken-Tron manufactures to your custom specifications.

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