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360 Brass is also known as free machining brass, due to it having the highest amount of lead content of any brass alloy. This excellent machinability comes with minimal tool wear. It is commonly used for a variety of parts such as gears, lock components, pipe fittings, and ornamental applications.
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360 Brass has a shiny yellow finish that varies depending on surface roughness. It can be hand-polished to increase its sheen (think trumpet or saxophone), or media blasted for more of a matte texture.
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To reduce costs, limit the number of part setups, the number of inspection dimensions or tight tolerances, and deep pockets with small radii.
Which quality standards do cnc brass parts comply with?
CNC milled brass products strictly comply with the following quality standards:
What is the cutting speed for brass?
Cutting speeds for brass using a plain high speed steel cutter are 90-210 MPM (meters per minute) and 300-700 SFM (surface feet per minute).
Is brass easier to machine than aluminum?
Brass is one of the easiest materials to machine, especially in comparison to aluminum. Where aluminum can often stick to machining tools, brass seems to adhere to tools less during machining. It is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc and is one of the most highly used materials in the world, but is still underutilized in the US in machining.
What are tips for CNC machining brass?
These tips will help you experience more success when CNC machining brass: