Brass C36000 Machined Parts

Brass C36000

Brass CDA 360 alloy has the highest machinability of all copper alloys, extremely popular for parts that require strength, weight, or a polished surface finish. Available in round, square, hex, and tube stock at low costs, Brass 360 has a very wide range of applications, and is ideal for industrial and electronic industries. Unlike steel, 360 also forms a thin protective patina that does not rust.

Brass 360 has the highest machinability of all copper and brass alloys. It has a machining cost factor of 0.6 when compared to steel 12L14 It has fair hot forming properties and is not ideal for cold forming, welding, soldering, and brazing. Brass 360 can be forged and annealed.

Due to brass 360's excellent machinability and the high return value of scrap, the net cost of machining brass is competitive with steel.

Industries & Applications

  • Electronic hardware and contacts
  • Fittings
  • Commercial products
  • Musical instruments

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Brass 360 Characteristics

TEMPER

Yield Strength

Ultimate Tensile Strength

Modulus of Elasticity

Brinell Hardness (500kg/10mm)

Soft Annealed

20

49

14,000

63

1/2 Hard

25

56

14,000

102

Hard

39

78

14,000

126

Brass Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Brass
Low cost, low strength, heavy, free machining
C36000
Electronic hardware and contacts, fittings, numerous commercial products
+/-.0015 3.4
(High scrap return provides cost savings )
.6

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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