Muntz metal


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Muntz metal

(mʌnts)
n
(Metallurgy) a type of brass consisting of three parts copper and two parts zinc, used in casting and extrusion
[C19: named after G. F. Muntz (1794–1857), English metallurgist]
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Noun1.Muntz metal - a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brassMuntz metal - a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products
brass - an alloy of copper and zinc
high-strength brass, manganese bronze - a brass with from 1-4% manganese to harden it
Admiralty brass, Admiralty Metal, naval brass, Tobin bronze - alpha-beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark
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Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, the building's faoade is Danish brick and bronze Muntz metal.
His chief claim to fame, industrially speaking, was in patenting the alloy known as Muntz Metal, which was used for the protective sheathing of ships' hulls.
The base of the historic vessel was built with a special copper lining, known as Muntz Metal, a pioneering process developed by Brummie George Muntz in 1832.