CZ108/CW508L Brass

CZ108 is a high purity cold forming brass, suitable for bending, heading, thread rolling, re-drawing and weaving.


The uses of CW508L include:

·     Electrical components

·     Use in the building industry

·     Nails, chains and screws

·     The scientific industry

·     The automotive industry


CZ108 is mainly available in tube and sheet in the following sizes…

Tube: ¼”OD x 16swg – 4”OD x 16swg

Sheet: 2mtr x 1mtr x 4mm – 2mtr x 1mtr x 6mm

4” x 2” x 0.55mm – 4” x 2” x 10swg

Chemical & Physical Properties


Typical Chemical Composition

Elements Min % Max %
Cu 62 65
Fe   0.2
Pb   0.3
Zn Remainder  

Typical Mechanical Properties

O= Annealed 1/4H= Cold rolled, quarter hard 1/2H= Cold rolled, half hard H= Cold rolled, full hard EH= Cold rolled, extra hard

Property/unit Condition Min Max
Tensile Strength (N/mm2) O 280  
Elongation in 50mm % O 40  
Vickers Hardness (HV) O   80
Tensile Strength (N/mm2) 1/4H 340  
Elongation in 50mm % 1/4H 30  
Vickers Hardness (HV) 1/4H 75  
Tensile Strength (N/mm2) 1/2H 385  
Elongation in 50mm % 1/2H 15  
Vickers Hardness (HV) 1/2H 110  
Tensile Strength (N/mm2) H 460  
Elongation in 50mm % H 5  
Vickers Hardness (HV) H 135  
Tensile Strength (N/mm2) EH 525  
Vickers Hardness (HV) EH 165  


Width or length tolerances

Over Up to and including Over Up to and including Machined Sawn or sheared
10mm 12.5mm - 600mm 0.8mm 1.5mm
600mm 1500mm 1.5mm 3.0mm
12.5mm 25mm - 600mm 1.5mm 3.0mm
600mm 1500mm 3.0mm 6.0mm

Tolerances on thickness

Over Up to and including Over 300mm up to and including 600mm wide Over 600mm up to and including 900mm wide Over 900mm up to and including 1500mm wide
10mm 12.5mm 0.3mm 0.35mm 0.45mm
12.5mm 18mm 0.35mm 0.46mm 0.55mm
18mm 25mm 0.4mm 0.5mm 0.65mm

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