Free Machining Brass

Alloy 360, also known as C36000, is an example of free machining brass. It is a popular and widely used brass alloy that contains a relatively high amount of lead as its primary alloying element. This lead content enhances the alloy’s machinability, making it easy to cut, drill, and machine into precise components and parts. Alloy 360 is valued for its excellent machining properties, producing finely broken chips, reducing tool wear, and improving overall machining efficiency. It is commonly employed in various applications where good machinability and high precision are essential, such as in the production of fittings, connectors, electrical components, and small mechanical parts.

See: ASTM B16