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360 Brass CDA 360 Properties C360 C 36000 Grade Brass alloy

360000 (H02) Free machining brass , produced from a combination of copper and zinc, has the highest machinability of all copper alloys, and is the standard against which all the others are compared to. 360 Brass, known for its strength and resistance to corrosion with properties closely resembling that of steel, is one of the most popular copper alloys used today. 360 Brass can be precision machined easily. Although ductile in its softened state, 360 Brass is a strong material to work with and maintains its strength even under some of the most demanding conditions. 360 Brass forms a thin protective "patina", which, unlike steel and iron, will not rust when exposed to the atmosphere. As a high-density material, 360 Brass is ideal for heavy industrial parts. 360 Brass is also valued for its high polished finish. 360 Brass is available in rounds, flats, squares, hexagons, tube, plate, and sheet (C260).

 

PRODUCTS:  BRASS HEX NUTS  BRASS BOLTS BRASS SCREWS HEX NUTS LOCK NUTS CNC MACHINED PARTS SCREW MACHINE PARTS SCREW MACHINE COMPONENTS FOEGD FITTINGS PIPE FITTINGS HEXAGONAL SANITARY NUTS, PLUMBING FITTINGS , DIN 934 NUTS,ELECTRICAL TERMINALS, NEUTRAL LINKS , TERMINAL BARS, PRECISION BRASS PARTS FROM CDA 360, 360 ALLOY TURNED COMPONENTS, TURNED PARTS

Fabrication Properties

Capacity for being cold worked Poor
Capacity for being hot formed Fair
Hot forgeability rating (forging brass =100) N/A
Hot working temperature 1300-1450 F or 700-800 C
Annealing temperature 800-1100 F or 425-600 C
Machinability rating (Free Cutting Brass=100) 100
Suitability for being joined by: Soldering/Excellent
  Brazing/Good
  Oxyacetylene Welding/Not Recommended
  Gas Shielded Arc Welding/Not Recommended
  Coated Metal Arc Welding/Not Recommended
Resistance Welding Spot/Not Recommended
  Seam/Not Recommended
  Butt/Fair

ANALYSIS

Copper (Cu) Iron (Fe)

Max

Lead (Pb) Zinc (Zn)
61.5 0.35 3 35.5

Conforms to ASTM B16, SAE J461, SAE J463, AMS 4610H, QQ-B-613D Comp 11, QQ-B-626D Comp 360 Comp 11

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Tensile Strength (PSI) Yield Strength (PSI) Elongation in 2" Rockwell Hardness Melting Point Electrical Conductivity (%) Machinability Rating (%)
58,000 45,000 25 B78 1,650 26 100

* 360=100% Above is representative of 1" rd sampling of C360000 Brass (H02)

APPLICATIONS

360 Brass has a wide range of applications, such as screw machine parts, couplings, bushings, connectors, fittings, circuit board relays, electronic components, switches, nuts, bolts, valve stems and valve components, pump shafts, brackets, frames, fixtures, ornamental works, and used extensively in the musical instrument, electrical equipment, plumbing, central heating, seawater lines and desalination fields.

MACHINEABILITY AND WELDABILITY

360 Brass is the highest rated (100%) of the copper alloys and is the standard in which all other copper alloys are compared. 360 Brass has just fair hot forming capabilities and very poor cold forming characteristics. Welding is not recommended, although 360 Brass has low to fair soldering and brazing capabilities. 360 Brass has poor butt-welding characteristics.

HEAT TREATING

 

FORGING

The recommended hot working temperature for 360 Brass is 1300°-1450°F.

ANNEALING

The annealing temperature of 360 Brass is 800°-110°0F.

 

 

 




C360 Free Machining Brass
Minimum Properties Ultimate Tensile Strength, psi 58,000
Yield Strength, psi 45,000
Elongation 25%
Rockwell Hardness B78
Chemistry Copper (Cu) 60 - 63%
Zinc (Zn) 35.5%
Iron (Fe) 0.35% min
Lead (Pb) 2.5 - 3.7%