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Custom Metal Extrusions for Architectural and Industrial Applications

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Deeco Metals is committed to providing quality custom-made extrusions (shapes & profiles) in a variety of alloys to those with the vision to see the potential of these materials.

Our extrusions are supplied in copper & copper based alloys (brass & bronze). Aluminum alloys and stainless are also available. Complex shaped extrusions can be fairly easily produced in aluminum, but are considerably more difficult in brass or bronze and even more difficult in copper. Deeco's mills state-of-the-art equipment helps supply some of the most complex shapes in the industry in sizes from very small to very large.

Our engineers will use their expertise, in manufacturing and materials, to recommend the ideal material from both performance and a cost standpoint.

We offer precise tolerances, consistency of product, reliable service and a reputation for problem solving, all supported by extensive research and experience.

To save 10-20% over you current supplier, send us your extrusion samples or drawings.

Specifications  · Material Selection  · General Information on Copper Alloys & Their Benefits


Workable Metals

Aluminum extruded shapes for larger volumes are available on request.
Architectural bronze custom shapes (C38000 & C38500)
Architectural bronze custom shapes bending quality (C38001)
Copper ETP (Electronic Tough Pitch) (C11000)
Custom shape bendable quality (C37701)
Dezincification-resistant brass (aka DZR Brass) (C35330)
Forging brass custom shapes (C37700)
Free cutting/machining brass in custom shapes (C36000)
Manganese brass/bronze (aka High Tensile brass/bronze) (C68600)
Manganese bronze/brass (C67600)
Muntz Metal & bending brass (C37000 & C36500)
Naval brass (UC46400) & Leaded Naval brass (C48600)
Nickel silver (Bar stock) (C75400)
Nickel silver (Proprietary Alloy & Deeco's standard offering for Custom Shapes) (C79700 & also offer C79600 & C77600
Other brass alloys & steel shapes cold or hot rolled are available on request with limit to size and shapes.
Other Copper Alloys (Brasses and Bronzes) available on request in certain custom shapes.
Pink bronze custom shapes (Extruded color closest to cast Silicon bronze) (Proprietary C38100)
Stainless steel custom shapes extruded or cold or hot rolled are available with limitations to size and shapes.
Tellurium Copper, Sulphur Copper, Silver Bearing Copper and others are available all on request in certain forms

Size Limits

Shape should fit into a 6" Die Diameter circle on copper alloys.
This is dependant on the profile or shape configuration and metal required. Upon review of your drawing, we will make an offer.

Length Limits

IMPORTANT: Longer lengths are more susceptible to shipping and handling damage during transport. Shorter lengths are advisable and we can custom cut to your length requirements.
Standard lengths are 12 ft long to a Maximum of 20 ft long


Custom shapes per customer drawing/s along with standard and custom Flat Bar, Angles, Channels & T's are available.

Profiles & Shapes

These are available in Copper Alloys (brasses/bronzes), Steels, Stainless Steels & Nickel Alloys. Please send your inquiry for our review.


All Other Architectural shapes not mentioned
Architectural Openings
Bolt Sections
Builders’ Hardware
Channels and other Profiles for Glass
Column wraps
Decorative Fixtures & Fittings
Door Lock & Window Hardware
Doors & Windows Frames along with Window Mullions
Electrical Components & Electrical Switchgear
Elevator Cab trim, landing & Internal Cab Sills and Hand Railings
EMI & RFI Shielding
Flooring Sections
Furniture Edging, Cornices and Furniture Hardware or Fittings
Gas Welding Torch Knob Shapes
Gear Sections
Grills and Registers
Handrails and Stairs
Hinge Sections
Historic Restoration, Rehabilitation and Renovation of buildings & Structures
House Wares
Lighting Fixtures
Machined Components from extruded shapes (Reduced weight - cost savings)
Marine Hardware
Musical Instruments
Plumbing, Tap & Faucet Fittings & Fixtures
Shower Doors & Enclosures
Signs, Frames,
Stair Nosing
Store Fixtures and Displays
Valve Components


Dependent upon size
For Brass and Bronze extrusion Tolerances:
±.01 under .75"
±.015 from .75" thru 1.5"
±.02 from 1.50" thru 2"
±.025 from 2" thru 3.5"
Our mills also offer drawn close tolerances and which are available on review of the client's drawing.
Tolerances on other sizes will be advised on request.

Order Quantity

Min 250 lbs of Material depending upon profile and alloy (smaller quantities on request are available upon review)

Typical Lead Time

Expedited service is available when required and requested.
For shapes requiring new tooling - 8 to 12 weeks
For shapes using existing tooling - 5 to 8 weeks
Note: This information is for estimating purposes only. Actual lead-time will be determined upon review of the requirement and our mill's production load and capacity.


All technical information for any metal other than C38100 is available on request.
Our mills are ISO certified. The Alloy or manufacturing specifications for Copper Alloys are SAE, CDA & ASTM. Common ASTM specs are B: 133, 249, 16, 187, etc.

Quality Assurance

Dimensional inspection to standard tolerance or tolerances per drawing, plus flatness, bow, twist, straightness & angularity are all checked.

Material Selection

Free Machining Brass

Shapes are widely used on high speed automatic lathes due to the lead which is added for improved machinability.

Hot Forging Brass

Shapes suitable for complex forgings where a considerable amount of flow is required. Retains close dimensional accuracy and little or no porosity.

Forgeable Bearing Brass

Shapes in this alloy combines high strength with excellent hot forging and wearing properties, used in the manufacture of bearings and gears.

High Tensile Brass

Shapes in this alloy combines high strength with excellent wear, corrosions resistance and hot forging properties used for valve spindles, pump rods, etc.

Cold Forming Brass

Shapes in this alloy have excellent ductility and cold forming properties. Used for cold heading and riveting.

Gilding Metal

Widely used for jewelry and other decorative purposes. It has a rich bronze color and good corrosion resistance. Mostly supplied in flat stock.

Aluminum Bronze

Used when high strength and good corrosion resistance is required. Not suitable for complex profiles and very limited to any shape design.

Nickel Silver

Mainly used for decorative purposes. Takes a high polish and easily acquires a smooth satin finish. Good hot forging and cold working properties available in profile and wire form.

Corrosion-Resistant Brass

Excellent resistance to marine atmospheres and has good general corrosion resistances in other atmospheric conditions. Marine or Naval brasses or bronzes are used for severe conditions.

Dezincification-Resistant Brass

Resistant to dezincification occurring in certain aggressive water environments. Ideal for complex forgings and excellent machinability.


High Conductive coppers are mostly used for electrical purposes.

Naval Brass

C48500 alloy has improved resistance to corrosion, particularly in salt water and has been optimized for better machinability.

General Information on Copper Alloys & Their Benefits
Unified Numbering System
There is a Unified Numbering System for metals and metal alloys: ASTM and SAE. CDA (Copper Development Association) administers the section on copper and its alloys. This system is based on wrought alloy numbers ranging from C10000 through C79999 and cast alloy numbers range from C80000 and C99999.

End-Use Applications
Copper and its Alloys have various mechanical and performance characteristics such as conductivity, formability, and Color variations.

Architectural CDA alloys are grouped together for color matching purposes and these copper alloys can be manufactured by the extrusion method (Bar and shapes), rolling method (sheet, strip and plate), Drawing (wire, bar & Shape) and various casting methods (components or decorative products). There are a wide variety of copper alloys that are available for the architectural applications. The variations in color stem primarily from the different chemical composition and in some cases the production and forming methods can also affect alloy colors and selection. Additional information is available upon request from the CDA (Copper Development Association) website & publications on Copper, Brass & Bronze. The selection process of Architectural Applications is covered in detail.

Alloys of copper and tin are technically considered bronzes and alloys of copper and zinc are brasses. In practice, however, the term bronze is commonly used for a variety of copper alloys, including those with little or no tin. This is because they resemble bronzes in both natural and weathered colors.

Nickel silvers are generally identified as "white bronze” and do not contain silver. They have varying amounts of nickel which creates a warm silver color.

Deeco Metal’s offers a wide range of alloys to meet the performance and color requirements for any architectural application.

All Copper and Copper Alloys are Recyclable
Copper, brass, bronze and nickel silvers are all copper based alloys and as such are always recycled and reused to produce new products. These scrap materials have high scrap values and economic benefits. "Green" initiatives, including LEEDS, require recyclability, recycled content, sustainability and energy efficiency which are all features of copper & its alloys. All copper and copper alloys that Deeco supplies are from recycled product. Virgin materials are added to the recycled material to produce the desired finished alloy with the proper chemical composition.

Resistance to Weathering & Corrosion while Developing Desirable Colors
Copper, architectural bronze, brass and nickel silver alloys are resistant to atmospheric corrosion and have an unlimited life span. They develop a durable oxide film (patina) as they age, which most people find very desirable. These aged colors can be artificially obtained by using various processes consisting of chemical solutions and acids.

Low Maintenance
Maintenance of brass, bronze and nickel silver is unique because these metals can be restored to their original appearance even after years of neglect.

The basic price of brass, bronze and nickel silver may be higher than some alternative materials, but that is only a small part of the overall cost calculation. When the value of the scrap is included, the overall price may be less expensive than other lower cost materials. When all factors are taken into consideration, structural strength, other mechanical properties, wear characteristics, corrosion resistance, the near net shape of an extrusion, the low tooling costs along with close tolerance, the overall cost effectiveness of brass extrusions is relative.

Deeco Metal’s Unique Colors & Textures of Brass & Bronze
No other metals family creates the exciting visual possibilities and aesthetic beauty offered by the copper alloys.

Surface Treatments, Accepts Mirror-Like Finish
These materials can be polished to either a high gloss or mirror finish. To maintain the polished finish, the use of protective lacquers or other clear coatings are used.

Excellent Machining Characteristics
While all brasses are easy to machine, the addition of small amounts of lead to brasses improves machinability. The alloy C36000 free machining brass is the acceptable U.S.standard for machinability, whereas C38500 architectural bronze is often used as European machining stock. The higher machining speeds and lower tool wear plus the ability to maintain tolerances and surface finish, further reduce the cost of products made in brasses or bronzes.

Good Strength and Ductility
All copper alloys shapes produced by the extrusion method have good mechanical and tensile strength. Mechanical information is available on each alloy.

Spark Resistance
Copper, Bronze and Brasses do not spark when struck and are approved for use in hazardous environments like mines, oil refineries, etc.

Temperature Tolerant
Brass, bronze and nickel silver will not soften in high temperatures or become brittle in low temperatures.

Magnetic Permeability
Brasses are non-magnetic and as such they are commonly specified in electrical equipment and instrumentation applications.

Brass can be easily joined, to itself and all other copper alloys, by soldering, brazing or welding. Fabrication of intricate brass work is much easier than some other metals and results in cleaner lines due to the elimination of screws, rivets and other connecting devices.

Decorative and Protective Finishes
Modern decorative techniques are available for toning brass to almost any desired color, from gold-like yellow to amber browns to chocolate browns and blacks. There are also a number of protective lacquers and powder coatings that protect the finish and colors and provide a very long life, even in working environments.

Anti-Microbial Properties
Various health organizations have done extensive tests on copper and its alloys and have uncovered some exciting finds.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has registered copper, brass and bronze as antimicrobial. It is allowing public health claims to be made about their effectiveness against Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, E. coli O157:H7, Enterobacter aerogenes and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Copper alloys are a supplement to existing infection control practices; however the use of them is not a replacement for good hygiene and surface disinfection. Copper alloy surfaces have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but they do not necessarily prevent cross-contamination.

These opportunities of using copper and its alloys for its anti-microbial properties are under continual investigation and further developments may result in copper based alloys replacing stainless steel and other materials, in certain applications.


·  Barrel Lock Shape

·  Color - Metal Textures

·  Colors of Bronzes

·  Colors of Patinas

·  Cornice Extruded Shapes

·  Custom Brass & Copper Shapes

·  Custom Brass Extruded Profiles

·  Custom Brass Extruded Shapes

·  Custom Brass Round Channel

·  Custom Brass Shape 1

·  Custom Brass Shape 2

·  Custom Brass Shape 3

·  Custom Brass Shape 4

·  Custom Brass Shape 5

·  Custom Brass Shape 6

·  Custom Brass Shape 7

·  Custom Brass Shape 8

·  Custom Brass Shape 9

·  Custom Brass Shape 10

·  Custom Brass Shapes Ready For Packing

·  Custom Cu & Brass Shapes

·  Custom Extruded Shapes

·  Die and Shape

·  Dies for Extruding

·  Door - Brass Shapes

·  Door Rail - Bronze Shape

·  Doors from Extruded Shapes

·  Elbow from Extrusion

·  Elevator Sills - Nickel & Silver

·  Extrusion Process

·  Extrusion Process - Simple Detail

·  Fitting - Brass Shape

·  Flat Copper Busbar Extrusion

·  Hand Railings for Stairs - Bronze

·  Hand Railings - Extrusions

·  Handrail 2 pc - Nickel-Silver

·  Handrail - 2 Piece

·  Handrail - Brass & Large

·  Handrail - Old and New We Supplied

·  Handrail Shape - Brass

·  Handrail Shape in Brass

·  Handrail Shape

·  Handrail Shapes

·  Handrail Shapes 2

·  Hand Railings for Stairs

·  Hanger Bars Complete

·  Hinge Eye-Glasses - Brass Shape

·  Hinge - Pink Bronze Shape - Before Polishing

·  Industrial Shape - Brass

·  Packed Extrusions

·  Packed Extrusions 2

·  Part from Extrusions

·  Part - Machined Brass Shape

·  Parts From Extrusions

·  Product Made From Brass Extrusions

·  Scrap Used to Produce Brass Extrusions

·  Slide Lock Brass Shape

·  Valve Star Shape

·  Window Shapes


Conversions of Fraction to Decimal
(PDF, 36KB)

Hardness Conversion Table
(PDF, 55KB)

Metal Weight Conversion Table
(PDF, 29KB)

Wire Gauge Chart
(PDF, 33KB)

Common Metric Equivalents
(PDF, 39KB)

Technical Information On Copper Alloy Extrusions
(PDF, 60KB)

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