Brass C35300 Machining

Brass C35300

Brass CDA 353 alloy is a leaded free-machining alloy (FMA), ideal for parts that require strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability. It is well suited for parts with knurling or threading, as well as moving parts that are subject to frictional forces. 

Brass 353 has a machining cost factor of 0.7 when compared to steel 12L14. It is not ideal for welding or hot working, but is excellent for soldering and possesses better formability than Brass 360. Brass 353 can be annealed.

Due to brass 353's excellent machinability and the high return value of scrap, the net cost of machining brass is competitive with steel.

Industries & Applications

  • Fittings
  • Bearings
  • Valve components

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Brass 353 Characteristics

TEMPER

Yield Strength

Ultimate Tensile Strength

Modulus of Elasticity

Brinell Hardness (500kg/10mm)

Annealed

17

49

16,000

114

1/4 Hard

23

55

16,000

86

1/2 Hard

26

62

16,000

104

3/4 Hard

55

72

16,000

120

Hard

67

78

16,000

130

Brass Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Brass
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
C35300
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
+0015 3.5 .07

Common Material Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Steel
Designed for excellent machinability. Case hard only
12L14
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other bar stock
Cold drawn
0
1 1
Stainless Steel
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
303
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Cold finished
+/- .002
1.9 2.7
Brass
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
C35300
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
+0015 3.5 .07
Aluminum
Designed for machining
2011
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
Cold finish
+/-.0015
3.8 .6
Titanium
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
Ti-6Al-4VEli
Medical implants
Ground & polished
+/-.002
30.2 6

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