Bruce Raper 3/13/15
Good Day All, Anyone have a source for smaller half-round, half oval brass stock. I can find 5/16 and larger but no small. Looking for 3/32". My usual suspects are OUT. Thanks. Bruce
Susan Skoczen 3/14/15
Have you tried Metalliferous? http://www.metalliferous.com/Half-Round-Brass-Rod/products/2876/ Susan
Hello all, We sell four sizes of half-round and half-oval at Benchmark Catalog as well, which may help. David
David, what alloy is the Benchmark 1/2 round? I have found that the Metaliferous 1/2 round is brittle, so it's fine if you don't need to do much bending but doesn't hold up to multiple bends.
Hello Beth,I believe all of our 1/2 round and 1/2 oval is C360. We were delivered some C260 once and it had the same brittleness problem. A couple of bends and it would just crack.. In any case, because of the geometry of the section through these shapes there will always be some distortion at the edges when they're bent sharply, no matter what the alloy. David
Thanks all for the suggestions. FYI Lewis Brass, an old-standby, is not dealing in the small sizes of half-round/oval as they have little demand for it.
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