The most commonly used of the brass rod and bar items. The presence of lead creates a highly machinable material that can be cut, drilled and shaped easily.
Applications: Architecture: Terrazzo strip; Automotive: Sensor bodies, thermostat parts, fluid connectors, threaded inserts for plastic; Builders Hardware: lock bodies, fittings, hardware; Consumer: hot combs (to straighten hair); Fasteners: screws, nuts, bolts; Industrial: faucet components, pinions, automatic screw machine parts, pneumatic fittings, gears, nozzles, valve stems, valve trim, valve seats, gauges, fluid connectors, screw machine products, adapters, unions; Plumbing: faucet stems, plumbers’ brass goods, faucet seats, plumbing fittings.
Analysis: Cu – 60/63% Zn – 35.5% Fe – .35% Min. Pb – 2.5-3.7%
Common Fabrication Processes: Machining, roll threading and knurling;
Mechanical Properties: (room temperature, 68º F (20ºC)
Ultimate Tensile Strength (psi) 58,000
Yield Strength (psi) 45,000
Elongation (%) 25
Rockwell Hardness B78
Machinability: Machinability rating is 100. No material of comparable strength machines faster and produces better surface finishes than C360. Hot Forming: Fair. Cold Working:Fair. Corrosion Resistance: Excellent. Joining Techniques: Excellent for: Soldering. Good for: Brazing; Fair for: Butt weld; Not Recommended for: Oxyacetylene, gas shield arc welding, coated metal arc, spot, and seam welding.
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