C26000 Cartridge Brass

C26000 cartridge brass is a popular brass alloy that has a yellow color. It has good electrical and thermal conductivity, strength, hardness, and wear and corrosion resistance. Additionally, it has the best ductility of all brasses.

As you can expect by the name, C26000 is used in ordinance manufacturing. However, you can also find it used in architectural, automotive, consumer, electrical, and other industries. Common applications include:

  • Cartridge Brass Ammunition Casings
  • Cartridge Brass Appliance Parts
  • Cartridge Brass Electrical & Electronic Equipment
  • Cartridge Brass Fasteners
  • Cartridge Brass Hinges
  • Cartridge Brass Musical Instruments
  • Cartridge Brass Plugs
  • Cartridge Brass Radiator Core & Tanks
  • Cartridge Brass Valve Components

Diversified Bronze has solid and cored bronze bars in 144" lengths. Other lengths and non-standard sizes are available.

Technical Details

C26000 is made up of 68.5-71.5% copper, 28.5% zinc, and 0.050% iron. The best welding techniques include:

  • Brazing
  • Butt
  • Gas-Shileded Arc
  • Oxyacetylene
  • Soldering
  • Spot

C26000 Cartridge Brass Properties

Physical
Property
Imperial
Metric
Density
0.308 lb/in
8.53 g/cm3
 
Mechanical
Property
Imperial
Metric
Rockwell B Hardness
55
55
Tensile strength
44000-130000 psi
303-896 MPa
Yield strength
10000-65000 psi
76-448 MPa
Fracture strain
65%
65%
Machinability
30
30
Elastic modulus
16969 ksi
117 GPa
Poisson's ratio
0.34
0.34
 
Thermal
Property
Imperial
Metric
Thermal expansion coefficient (@20-300°C/68-572°F)
11.1 µin/in°F
19.9 µm/m°C
Thermal conductivity (@20.0°C/68°F)
833 BTU in/hr.ft².°F
120 W/mK