360 Brass, a free machining brass, exhibits high-speed machining and minimal tool wear capability which makes it suitable in heavy industrial applications.
360 brass (C360000) is a free machining brass that has the highest machinability among all other copper alloys. It is produced out of the combination of zinc and copper. 360 is known for its exceptional mechanical properties resembling steel with its high strength and corrosion resistance.
Being the most popular copper alloy used as of today, precision machining would be easy in these bars. C360000 Brass can be ductile in its softened state but it can be strong metal maintaining and working with it strength even across severely demanding conditions. This brass forms thin protective “patina”, which doesn’t rust when it’s exposed to the atmosphere, unlike iron and steel.
360 Brass bar is considered as the highest rated (100%) copper alloy and the standard among all other copper alloys. They possess fair hot forming characteristics but very poor forming capabilities. It is not recommended to weld the material, although it demonstrates low response to brazing and fair soldering capabilities. It also exhibits poor butt-welding characteristics.
C360000 is a high-density material, that is why it is perfectly ideal for heavy industrial parts. It can also be valued for its fine polished finish. It can exhibit high-speed machining and minimal tool wear capability.
360 Brass is used in wide variety of applications such as:
- Couplings and bushings
- Electronic components and switches
- Nuts and bolts
- Frames and fixtures
- Valve stems and valve components
- Screw machine parts
- Pump shafts
- Brackets and ornamental works
- Connectors and fittings
- Electrical component
- Central heating
- Seawater lines and desalination
- Musical instrument
The lead content added to the alloy is responsible for creating a highly machinable material that can be shaped and cut into standard sizes and/ or according to customer requirement. We include this brass material in our inventory to be supplied to large industries.
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