Why Choose T-Bars? Aluminum, Steel or Brass?
Predominantly copper, with zinc added for hardness, brass is an extremely popular choice in metals, particularly when appearance is crucial. It has a pleasant golden color, and resists corrosion well. It is also easier to machine than stainless steel, and can be soldered easily, though welding is not recommended.
This alloy of brass has a high melting point, about 1,600 F, as well as being electrically conductive. This alloy of brass also has a high strength and weight that is comparable to stainless steel. It is also slightly cheaper than stainless in general.
If high strength and corrosion resistance are your biggest concerns, but you want a more dramatic visual appearance than steel, brass is what you should be looking at.
We hope that this little guide helps answer questions and narrow down what you want to use. Happy building from OnlineMetals!