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  1. cartridge brassnoun

    an alloy of copper and zinc (containing about 30% zinc) that is wrought into cartridges or tubing


  1. cartridge brass

    Brass is an alloy of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn), in proportions which can be varied to achieve different colours and mechanical, electrical, and chemical properties, but copper typically has the larger proportion. In use since prehistoric times, it is a substitutional alloy: atoms of the two constituents may replace each other within the same crystal structure. Brass is similar to bronze, another copper alloy that uses tin instead of zinc. Both bronze and brass may include small proportions of a range of other elements including arsenic (As), lead (Pb), phosphorus (P), aluminium (Al), manganese (Mn), and silicon (Si). Historically, the distinction between the two alloys has been less consistent and clear, and increasingly museums use the more general term "copper alloy."Brass has long been a popular material for its bright gold-like appearance and is still used for drawer pulls and doorknobs. It has also been widely used to make sculpture and utensils because of its low melting point, high workability (both with hand tools and with modern turning and milling machines), durability, and electrical and thermal conductivity. Brasses with higher copper content are softer and more golden in colour; conversely those with less copper and thus more zinc are harder are more silver in colour. Brass is still commonly used in applications where corrosion resistance and low friction are required, such as locks, hinges, gears, bearings, ammunition casings, zippers, plumbing, hose couplings, valves, and electrical plugs and sockets. It is used extensively for musical instruments such as horns and bells. The composition of brass, generally 66% copper and 34% zinc, makes it a favorable substitute for copper in costume jewelry and fashion jewelry, as it exhibits greater resistance to corrosion. Brass is not as hard as bronze, and so is not suitable for most weapons and tools nor marine uses, because the zinc reacts with minerals in salt water, leaving porous copper behind; Marine bronze, with added tin, avoids this, as does bronze. Brass is often used in situations in which it is important that sparks not be struck, such as in fittings and tools used near flammable or explosive materials.


  1. cartridge brass

    Cartridge brass is a type of brass that is commonly used in the manufacture of ammunition cartridges. It typically contains 70% copper and 30% zinc. The mixture of these metals gives the brass excellent shaping, corrosion resistance, and strength properties that are necessary for the demands placed on ammunition. It is also sometimes used in musical instruments, decorations and mechanical applications for its aesthetic and mechanical properties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartridge brass in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartridge brass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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