Brass C36000 Machined Parts

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Brass C36000 Machined Parts

Brass C36000 Machined Parts

3Q MACHINING has a experience for machining quality parts from Brass C36000 alloy. We can machine any complex parts on our CNC turning and CNC Machining Center.

Brass C36000 alloy has the highest machinability of all copper alloys, extremely popular for parts that require strength, weight, or a polished surface finish. Available in round, square, hex, and tube stock at low costs, Brass 360 has a very wide range of applications, and is ideal for industrial and electronic industries. Unlike steel, 360 also forms a thin protective patina that does not rust.

Brass 360 has the highest machinability of all copper and brass alloys. It has fair hot forming properties and is not ideal for cold forming, welding, soldering, and brazing. Brass 360 can be forged and annealed.

Due to brass 360’s excellent machinability and the high return value of scrap, the net cost of machining brass is competitive with steel.

Brass C36000 Machining Capabilities

  • CNC Lathe
  • CNC Milling
  • CNC Turning

Brass C36000 Applications

UNS C36000 brass alloys are mainly used in screw machine products.

  • Electronic hardware and contacts
  • Fittings
  • Commercial products
  • Musical instruments

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Common Material Comparison

TypeGeneral CharacteristicsAlloyCommon ApplicationsTolerances for 1/2″ Dia.
SteelDesigned for excellent machinability. Case hard only12L14Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other materialCold drawn
Stainless SteelDesigned for machining, non-magnetic303Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistanceCold finished
+/- .002
BrassStrength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinabilityC35300Well suited for parts with knurling or threading+/-.0015
AluminumDesigned for machining2011Electronic hardware, endless commercial productsCold finish
TitaniumHigh strength, light weight, good bio-compatibilityTi-6Al-4VEliMedical implantsGround & polished

Brass 36000 Chemistry Information

Element% Present

Brass 36000 Characteristics

Density8.49 g/cm3 ; 0.307 lb/in³
Ultimate Tensile Strength338-469 MPa ; 49000-68000 psi
Yield Tensile Strength124-310 MPa ;18000-645000 psi
Shear Modulus37 GPa ; 5370 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio0.34
Elongation at break ( in 457.2 mm)53%
Machinability (UNS C36000 (free-cutting brass) = 100)100%
Melting Point885°C ;1630°F
Thermal conductivity (@ 20°C/68°F)115 W/mK ; 798BTU in/hr.ft².°F
Thermal expansion co-efficient (@ 20-300°C/68-572°F )20.5 µm/m°C ;11.4 µin/in°F


UNS C36000 brass alloys can be welded using brazing, soldering, and butt welding methods. It is suggested that gas shielded arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, seam welding, coated metal arc welding, and spot welding methods are not used for welding these alloys.


UNS C36000 brass alloys are forged at temperatures ranging from 705 to 788°C (1300 to 1450°F).

Hot Working

UNS C36000 brass alloys have average hot forming capacity.

Cold Working

UNS C36000 brass alloys have poor cold working capacity.


Annealing of UNS C36000 brass alloys can be done at temperatures ranging from 427 to 594°C (800 to 1100°F).

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Author: Mose Li

Director of Project Engineering at 3Q Machining

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