Muntz metal, also known as yellow metal, is a brass alloy comprised of copper, zinc, and trace amounts of iron. The name “Muntz” comes from George Fredrick Muntz, a metal-roller of Birmingham, England, who commercialised the alloy following his patent of 1832. Muntz metal provides a number of benefits over other metals or metal alloys, and is often used when manufacturing corrosion-resistant machine parts.
What is Muntz Plate Metal? What is it used for?
Muntz metal has a number of important qualities, including its color. As a form of alpha-beta brass, Muntz metal is commonly used in architectural applications in both sheet and specific shapes, as well as incredibly corrosion-resistant machine parts. Muntz can be machined into plates of various thicknesses, depending on the intended use. If you have any questions about a specific use or application, please reach out to the Polished Metals team.
What’s the Difference Between Muntz Plate and Brass?
While they’re often grouped together, they do differ in that Naval Brass includes <1% tin, while Muntz metal has traces of iron in its chemical composition. Muntz metal and Naval brass are both widely used in architecture and design, as their beautiful golden color lends a unique accent when used for elevators, doors and entrances, railings, trim, and other features
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