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CZ108 (CW508L)

Brass Alloy

CZ108 Brass Alloy

CZ108/CW508L is referred to as a basic brass containing 37% zinc.

Alpha Brass Alloy

Classified predominantly as an alpha brass, CZ108 is a popular material grade due to its hot and cold working properties. It is a high purity cold forming brass and finds applications where severe bending properties are required. The material can be machined but only at slow speed with very light feeds.


CZ108 offers good corrosion to excellent resistance with good cold heading properties. Machining properties are reasonable, with enhanced bending properties. The weldability of the alloy is excellent when soldering or brazing and oxyacetylene welding is also good. We provide in-house processing of all brass products within our range, including CZ108.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Heat exchangers
  • Radiator tanks
  • Decorative components
  • Switch components
  • Lamp holders
  • General copper smithing work

We stock CZ108 in flats, round bar, plate, sheet, strip, wire, round tube, rectangular tube, square tube, hollow bar, square bar, angles 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 CZ108 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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