Brass is a weather and corrosion resistant metal with tensile strength similar to mild steel. It's also an easy to machine material, so feedrates can remain high and coolant need is minimal.
We carry two grades of brass for CNC machining:
Brass C260 cartridge brass contains 70 percent copper and 30 percent zinc. It's considered the most general purpose of all brass alloys.
Brass C360 remains the industry standard for general machining and high volume production. The excellent machinability characteristic of C36000 permits full utilization of a screw machine’s capabilities.
Material Properties for Machined Brass
|Material||Ultimate Tensile Strength||Elongation||Hardness|
|Brass C260||62 kpsi||30%||70 HRB|
|Brass C36000||58 kpsi||25%||78 HRB|
Brass Machining Applications
- Automotive terminals
- Door trim
- Screws and rivets
- Valve stems
- Plumbing components