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CZ106 (CW505L) Brass AlloyCZ106 (CW505L) Brass Alloy

Often referred to as a cartridge brass, CW505L / CZ106 brass alloy is an alpha brass with less than 37% zinc which is a ductile alloy that can be cold worked.

Coupled with high corrosion characteristics and high tensile strength, this free machining brass includes a number of small alloying elements to provide advantageous properties. With an excellent combination of strength and ductility this grade of material is used for its excellent cold workability and superior deep drawing properties.

Key Features:

CZ106 offers good corrosion resistance and provides an optimum combination of strength & ductility for alpha brasses. With excellent deep drawing characteristics the alloy has superb cold forming properties. Weldability is good when soldering or brazing.

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Download CZ106 (CW505L) Brass Alloy Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Heat exchanger tubes
  • Chemical processing components
  • Industrial pressings
  • Deep drawn and spun components
  • Chains and fastenings
  • Fire extinguishers


We offer CZ106 brass alloy in sheet form. We offer processing services throughout the Smiths Group and can guillotine your CZ106 sheets to your exact requirements.

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