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CZ106 (CW505L)

Brass Alloy

CZ106 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.

Free-Machining Brass

Combined with high corrosion characteristics and high tensile strength, this free-machining brass includes many small alloying elements to provide beneficial properties. CZ106 possesses excellent cold workability and superior deep drawing properties and combines strength and ductility.


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.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

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

We stock CZ106 in plate, sheet, strip, wire, round tube, square tube, hollow bar, square bar and channels.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for CZ106 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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