C36000 – BLUE DOT Brass Rod Products

C36000 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.

Wieland Chase sells C36000 Free Cutting Brass under the registered tradename BLUE DOT Brass Rod. Wieland Chase’s manufacturing process for C36000 brass sets it apart from the industry as an engineered brass whose specifications exceed industry standards.  BLUE DOT Brass Rod is produced under exacting process controls that provide excellent consistency for machining operations.  With its quality and consistency, BLUE DOT Brass Rod 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.

In addition to excellent machinability, BLUE DOT Brass Rod is a low-cost alloy and is easily recycled.

C36000 BLUE DOT 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

Why use C36000 BLUE DOT Brass Rod?  For its machining characteristics, thread rolling, and appearance.

Blue Dot C36000 brass profile comes in extruded hexagon, round, square, and other shaped brass rods and brass bars.  

Chemistry Composition
Cu Pb Fe Zn
60.0-63.0% 2.5-3.0% 0.35% max Remainder

Application: Free Cutting-Machining | Chemistry Specification: ASTM B16 | Lengths: 10 to 16 Feet | Bundle Weights: 1,000 – 4,000 lbs.

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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