Among the copper alloys and free machining brass family, 360 Brass has the highest machinability rating.
It has properties similar to those of steel and is one of the most widely used copper alloys in today’s world. 360 Brass has the highest machinability rating among copper alloys and free machining brass. It is made from a combination of copper and zinc.
360 Brass is a high-density material that is ideal for heavy-duty industrial applications. It is also highly regarded for its highly polished surface finish. The surface of brass develops a thin protective “patina,” which, in contrast to steel and iron, will not rust even when exposed to the elements over time.
Machining of 360 Brass is simple. Although it is ductile in its softened state, it is a solid material to work with. It retains its strength even when subjected to some of the most demanding conditions.
O’Hare Precision Metals can provide a wide range of company-supplied or customer-supplied components and materials. Just like how we can offer you the best 360 Brass bar stocks and 360 Brass round bar stocks in O’Hare!
As mentioned, 360 Brass is the copper alloy with the highest rating and serves as the benchmark against which all other copper alloys are measured and compared. It has a 100 percent rating.
On the other hand, 360 Brass has only fair hot forming capabilities and inferior cold forming characteristics, making it a poor choice for many applications. Even 360 Brass has low to moderate soldering and brazing capabilities. However, welding is not recommended.
Musical instruments such as horns, tubas, trumpets, trombones are the typical application of 360 Brass. Also, it is used in specific steel applications like bolts, nuts, fittings, pumps, shafts, connectors, valve stems, adapters, and couplings.
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