5 Considerations When Sourcing Brass
Wieland Chase has been manufacturing brass rod for over 100 years in the USA. Located near Montpelier in Northwest Ohio, the Wieland Chase foundry has been a leading manufacturer and supplier, producing the highest volume of brass for North American consumers.
Through the years, we monitor market needs and regulatory guidelines to ensure that our product offering is both diverse and compliant. We manufacture brass and bronze to meet the specific attributes needed from machinability to forgeability to environmental excellence.
Consideration 1: Where is your brass coming from?
By sourcing your brass in the USA not only are you confident of the quality, you are economically supporting our community.
Consideration 2: Does your source have alloy options so that you may select an alloy based on your brass processing needs?
At Wieland Chase, our complete brass and bronze alloy selection includes:
Standard Alloy: This has a machinability rating of 95 to 100% while exceeding industry standards in quality. Standard alloys include: C36000, C37700, C34500, C35000, and C35300 all of which offer excellent machinability that produces a superior finish.
ECO BRASS® and ECO BRONZE®: Compliant to the Safe Drinking Water Act*, both are lead free, arsenic free and bismuth free, making for great solutions to any plumbing application. ECO BRASS® and ECO BRONZE® alloys are C69300 and C87850.
Antimicrobial Brass CuVerro: Alloy C69300, is our machinable antimicrobial copper alloy. This alloy kills 99.9% of harmful bacteria making it an excellent choice for high-touch surfaces.
Consideration 3: Does the brass product come in a form that complies with your manufacturing process?
We offer these alloys in several forms to accommodate our customers manufacturing practices:
Rod: Our brass and bronze rods come in several sizes and shapes, including round, hexagon, octagon, and profiles.
Ingot: Our brass and bronze ingots for foundry melting processes are made from our C87850 alloy.
Wieland Forgeworks: Wieland Chase has the capacity to forge our brass to make the near-net shapes for your production lines. Using our Wieland Forgeworks, your facility will only need to perform the final machining.
Consideration 4: Can you work with the manufacturer to analyze your product results?
Our customers create millions of different products with our brass rod. On occasion, it is important to test various aspects of those products including hardness, mechanical properties, and chemical composition to ensure that our production process has met all requirements. Additional testing of customer products can be coordinated by our laboratory.
Consideration 5: Where do you recycle your brass?
Brass is one of the most recycled products in the world. When products are made from brass, often there is a significant amount of scrap that can be recycled. Sourcing your brass from a resource that will accept your recyclable brass keeps the economics of your products in line.
Whatever your brass needs, Wieland Chase fulfills your requirements with our wide range of alloys and available shapes. As the largest brass supplier in North America, we have proven our ability to manufacture and supply brass to the marketplace.
Wieland Chase is a leading brass manufacturer and supplier for brass alloys in North America. As of July 2019, Wieland Chase became part of the strong global Wieland Group with a continued commitment to safety, quality and customer service. More about the Wieland Group