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 its 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 a low response to brazing and fair soldering capabilities. 360 brass round rod 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.