Standard Alloys

C36000 (Alloy C360) Free Cutting Brass Supplier

C36000 (Alloy C360) Free Cutting Brass is the most commonly used of the brass rod and bar alloys.  Its lead content gives the alloy a 100% machinability rating meaning it is easily cut, drilled, bored, etc. In addition, it can be thread-rolled, soldered, brazed, polished and plated. In addition to excellent machinability, this half-hard brass can be thread-rolled, soldered, brazed, polished and plated. Wieland Chase Standard Alloy Brass Rod is a low-cost alloy and is easily recycled.

C36000 (Alloy C360)

Application: Machining
Lengths: 10 to 16 feet
Bundle Weights: 1,000 – 4,000 lbs.

C36000 (Alloy C360) brass is used in many typical applications:

  • Automotive:  Fluid connectors, sensor bodies, thermostat parts
  • Building Hardware:  Fittings, lock bodies
  • Industrial:  Adapters, screw machine parts, fluid connectors, gauges, gears, nozzles, fittings, valves
  • Plumbing:  Shut off valves, faucet components, plumbing fittings.


Wieland Chase’s manufacturing process for C36000 (alloy C360) free cutting brass sets it apart from the industry as an engineered brass whose specifications exceed industry standards. Wieland Chase Rod is produced under exacting process controls that provide excellent consistency for machining operations.  With its quality and consistency, alloy 360 allows customers to produce more components per machine hour, operating their machines at high-speeds and maintaining tighter tolerances and fine finishes, as well as reduce machining downtime because of longer tool life. 

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Chemistry Composition
Cu Pb Fe Zn
60.0-63.0% 2.5-3.0% 0.35% max Remainder
Shape Diameter (inch)
Round 0.250″ – 4.50″
Hex / Hex RC 0.250″ – 2.50″
  Square 0.250″ – 2.00″
Shapes Cross-section up to 2.50″
Diameter (inch) Round Hexagonal, Octagonal
>0.250″-0.500″ 0.0015″ 0.0030″
>0.500″-1.000″ 0.0020″ 0.0040″
>1.000″-2.000″ 0.0025″ 0.0050″
>2.000″ 0.15% 0.30%
Minimal Mechanical Properties
Diameter (inch) Tensile (ksi) Yield (ksi) Elongation (%) Hardness (RD) (Rb) Hardness (HX/OCT) (Rb)
<0.500″ 57 25 7
0.500″-1.000″ 55 25 10 60-80 55-80
>1.000″-2.000″ 50 20 15 55-75 45-80
>2.000″-3.000″ 45 15 20 45-70 40-65
>3.000″-4.000″ 45 15 20 40-65 35-60
>4.000″ 40 15 20 25 min 25 min

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