Chase Brass Rod Manufacturing Extrusion
Chase Brass billets are heated at the extrusion press and extruded through one of our two presses. The press extrudes the heated brass through a die to make it into the shape – usually brass round stock or brass hex rod – and size requested. Depending on the size of the rod requested by brass rod suppliers, it gets extruded as straight rod or coil. The brass rod is then cooled and sent through a pickling process to remove oxidation from the extruded brass rod surface.
In 2000, Chase Brass implemented Project 400, a large scale project that added a second press effectively doubling capacity and enhancing production flexibility to meet increasing brass rod demand throughout the USA.