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.
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.