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Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 14–22 | Cite as

A review of defects and failures in brass rods and related components

  • G. Pantazopoulos
Features Brass Failures

Abstract

Brass rods (mainly C36000, C38500, and C37700) are used in a great variety of applications, from machine component/hydraulic part manufacturing to architecture and fine arts. The chemical composition of these alloys is carefully designed to enhance machinability and/or hot formability (for free machining and hot stamping operations, respectively). This article reviews the principal defects that lead to in-process and in-service failures of brass rods and related components. The review is focused on defects caused by selected metalforming processes for the production of brass rods (extrusion and cold drawing) and on the role of these defects in failures during component processing and use.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Pantazopoulos
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  1. 1.Quality Control Department (Brass Rods Plant) Head OfficeHALCOR S.A. Metal WorksAthensGreece

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