Hydroformed Components Using Brass
Hydroforming is a process that is used extensively in creating components for automobiles, airplanes, helicopters, and bicycles. However, hydroforming with brass has become a preferred method for creating shell casings and household components such as sink faucets. Why is brass considered the metal of choice for these products?
First, brass shell casings are considered reliable and durable. Hunters want shells that have the flexibility to safely expand under pressure as a gun is firing, without compromising the accuracy of the shot. The casing must be strong enough to be fired from a gun for the safety of the person holding the gun. For the avid sportsman, there are hydroforming kits that allow you to create your own bullet casings. However, it is important to first learn how hydroforming is correctly done so you do not compromise your own safety. There are several articles on our blog that will help you understand the process of hydroforming. You can also contact us for more information.
Second, brass is the preferred choice for household components such as kitchen faucets. When a tube of brass alloy is put into a die and a high-pressure liquid is used to shape that brass alloy tube, a kitchen faucet can include seamless curves and can be any angle you can think of. Once the die is created, the faucet can be tall or short, it can be round or square, and can even include more than the traditional single curve. Additionally, you have the beautiful color of a brass faucet instead of a steel faucet that has been colored to look brass. Brass is also a metal that resists corrosion, an important feature in an environment where water is always present.