Chase Brass Rod Manufacturing Extrusion
Chase Brass employs brass extrusion, a hot deformation process that involves pushing heated brass billets through a die to make a desired shape and size of a brass rod. Extrusion is a cost effective and time saving manufacturing method compared to other processes, and can produce a variety of cross sections for customers making sophisticated brass components.
The Brass Extrusion Process
First, brass billets are heated and transferred to the extrusion press where they are extruded through a die to make it into the shape and size needed. Depending on the size of the rod requested by the brass rod customer, the rod will be extruded either straight or coiled. Once extrusion is complete, the brass rod is cooled in a controlled manner and sent through acid cleaning to remove oxidation from the extruded surface. That rod will then be cold drawn to meet the customer’s dimensional, mechanical property and machinability requirements.
Brass Extrusion Benefits
- Efficient – Extruding billets weighing anywhere from 790 pounds to 1800 pounds in a short cycle time results in a high pounds per hour throughout
- Flexible – The extrusion process can produce a wide variety of cross-sections
- Refined structure – extrusion refines the cast microstructure resulting in a product that’s more machinable and corrosion resistant than the original casting
When considering rod from the extrusion process, you need to trust a provider who has the experience, knowledge, and capacity to meet your production expectations. In 2000, Chase Brass implemented Project 400, a large-scale project that added a second extrusion press, enhancing production flexibility to meet the increasing brass rod demand throughout the USA.
Tracing its roots to 1837, Chase Brass has been the leader in efficient brass rod mills in North America. Using extrusion in our manufacturing process, we are able to provide an American-made product of the highest quality. We are proud to be a supplier of brass rod, brass forgings and machined brass forgings.