Brass Half Oval Rod C360

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Brass is one of the most popular metals in human history, with common usage dating back around 7,000 years. Its pleasant color, strength, ability to be polished into a bright shine, and ability to be easily fabricated means that brass was in widespread use from ancient China to Europe, and almost everywhere in between. The same attributes that made brass popular then keep it popular now, and additionally, brass is one of the easiest metals to recycle.

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These Brass Half Oval Rods are made from the c360 alloy, produced from a mixture of copper and brass with a little bit of lead in there. The c360 is known as “free-machining brass” due to the slightly higher amount of lead in the brass. The softness of the lead results in a slightly softer brass without compromising its strength or the other desirable attributes of brass. Beyond the better machinability, brass c360 has similar attributes to c260 brass.
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Due to its appearance, the ease of machining, and how easily it polishes, Brass Half Oval Rod C360 are frequently used in decorative purposes. It forms a thin patina over the metal which protects it from rust better than steel or iron. Additionally, as it resists wear well, is strong, and is heavy, they are also frequently used as components in gears, pinions, locks, couplings, bushings, circuitry, electronics, nuts, bolts, valves, shafts,fittings, and other heavy industrial machinery.
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Brass Half Oval Rod c360 Mechanical Information

Rockwell hardness – B78
Ultimate Tensile Strength – 58,000 psi
Yield Tensile Strength – 45,000 psi
Elongation – 25%
Melting Point – 1,650 – 1,720 °F / 900 – 940 °C
Soldering – Excellent
Brazing – Good
Welding – Not recommended

Brass Half Oval Rod c360 Chemical Information

Copper (Cu) – 61.5%
Zinc (Zn) – 35.5%
Lead (Pb) – 3%