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Material

CNC Machined Brass

Lead Time
5 - 22 Days
Cost

$$

Tolerances
± 0.005 in

Description

Machined brass is a sought-after material in the world of manufacturing and machining. Its exceptional durability and mechanical properties, such as corrosion resistance, high tensile strength, and good conductivity, make it a preferred choice. Brass is particularly well-suited for CNC machining because of its malleability and ease of cutting. It finds wide application in diverse fields, including aerospace and automotive industries, for creating precise parts and components. Besides, brass is also a popular choice for crafting decorative and ornamental objects like sculptures and figurines.

Machined Brass Key Characteristics

Characteristics may vary depending on the grade/alloy.

  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Good Thermal Conductivity
  • High Strength
  • Low-Friction

Machined Brass Applications

  • Decorative Fixtures
  • Electrical Components
  • Hinges
  • Jewelry 
  • Musical Instruments
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Rivets
  • Radiator Cores
  • Switches
  • Valves

Industries Utilizing Machined Brass

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Electrical
  • Medical, Dental, & Sciences 
  • Plumbing
Why should you choose machined brass for your project?

Brass is an excellent choice for many projects due to its durability, strength, and corrosion resistance. Brass is a metal alloy made from copper and zinc, making it a cost-effective option with a higher corrosion resistance than other metals, such as steel. Brass can also be machined easily, allowing for intricate designs and tight tolerances. It is an ideal material for electrical and plumbing applications because of its excellent conductivity and low spark energy. Also, brass is an aesthetically pleasing material that can be polished or polished to a high shine. Its versatility makes it suitable for various medical, automotive, and aerospace industries. Therefore, brass is an excellent choice if you need a strong, versatile, and corrosion-resistant material for your project.

Finishes for machined brass

Machined brass can be finished using various techniques to enhance its aesthetic appeal and durability. One popular finish is a polished finish that buffs the brass surface using abrasives until smooth and shiny. Another technique is electroplating, where a thin layer of another metal, such as gold or nickel, is deposited onto the brass surface to create a decorative coating. An antique patina finish can also be applied to give the brass a vintage look by using chemicals or heat to accelerate the natural oxidization process. Finally, a bead-blasted finish involves propelling tiny glass beads onto the brass surface to create a matte finish, which is ideal for industrial or modern designs.

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Grades/Alloys

C26000

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 46000-99000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 14000

Hardness (Brinell): 210

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 30%

C36000

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 4800-77000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 16000

Hardness (Brinell): 78

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 100%

C46400

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 55000-88000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 14500

Hardness (Brinell): 82

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 30%