Engineering Steel is a steel that has had small amounts of one or more alloying elements (other than carbon) such as such as manganese, silicon, nickel, titanium, copper, chromium and aluminum added. This produces specific properties that are not found in regular carbon steel.
Engineering Steels are workhorses of industry because of their economical cost, wide availability, ease of processing, and good mechanical properties. Alloy steels are generally more responsive to heat and mechanical treatments than carbon steels.
Brass is an alloy of both copper and zinc.
It has low friction properties and acoustic properties, which make it one of the most popular metals to use when making musical instruments.
It is commonly used as a decorative metal because of its resemblance to gold.
Brass is also germicidal which means it can kill microorganisms on contact.
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