Why should you and your customers care about the cast brass
construction of American Standard faucets?
• Our high quality brass faucets are strong and durable. They won’t dent or
• Seamless, one-piece bodies are easy to clean.
• Using permanent molds instead of sand castings means we were meeting Safe
Drinking Water Act Requirements decades before our competitors.
• We have been producing brass castings in our own permanent metal molds for
more than 25 years, ensuring quality inside and out.
American Standard cast brass faucet
compared to a tubular fabricated faucet
Brass is a metal alloy consisting mostly of
copper and zinc. American Standard smelts its own brass to ensure a precisely
blended and consistent alloy. The molten brass is poured into heated permanent
metal molds made of beryllium copper. Waterways are created through the use of a
sand core held together by a resin. The core burns off when contacted by the
molten brass, releasing the sand grains to freely shake out of the cooled
The next step is
machining, using computer-guided lathes and milling machines to create threads,
precise diameters and dimensions. We then put our faucets through grinding and
polishing using sanding belts and buffing pads to transform rough parts to a
mirror-like surface (right). Your customers can get stylish faucets from just
about any brand, but they can only get the inside beauty of performance and
durability from you and your American Standard faucets.