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Synonyms: DE: Messing
On Site? maybe some scraps
Location: metal workshop
Suggested Tools: most metalworking tools
Contains: copper, zinc
Similar (More or Less): bronze

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. As with steel or other alloys, its physical properties change with the proportions of the mixture.

It is easy to machine and "stronger" than aluminum. Due to its high copper content, it conducts heat and electricity quite well. The downside is the price which makes it unappealing for bigger parts.