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CZ122 (CW617N)

Brass Alloy

CZ122 Brass Alloy

CZ122 is classed as a stamping brass with excellent hot forming properties and high machinability.

Complex Components

With these characteristics, this particular alloy is used extensively in the production of more complex hot-pressed components. The material is mainly supplied as bar for forging stock although it is also free machining - the sheet equivalent of CZ122 is CZ120.


CZ122 offers a high machinability rating with excellent hot forming properties. The alloy also displays good corrosion resistance.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Automotive components
  • Precision machined components
  • Hot forged and pressed components
  • Valve parts
  • Architectural hardware
  • Speciality fasteners

We stock CZ122 in flats, round bar, square bar and hexagon bar.

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 CZ122 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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