Do you guys happen to know what's the difference between brass,
bronze, and white bronze castings? When do you guys use which
The brass is going to be a zinc alloy ranging from reddish to more
yellow. It will tend to be more malleable but not as strong as the
Bronze. It can be touchy to cast, and you need fume control due to
the zinc fumes.
Classic bronze is strong and dense, but can be brittle. The color is
more of that classic rich “bronze” color. It’s (classically) a
copper/tin alloy; but there are a few zinc, silicon, or phosphor
bearing alloys that are also being called “bronze”.
White “Bronze” is a nickle bearing alloy. It’s not as dense as the
other two, and is usually more brittle than the other two.
I don’t generally like the white bronze alloy, and if I need a
non-precious white metal, I’ll go with nickle-silver.