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Free-Cutting Brass (Alloy C360)
Technical Report: The U.S. Copper-base Scrap Industry and Its By-products - 2012 [PDF-1.25 MB]
Free-Cutting Brass (UNS C36000) for Automatic Screw Machine Products
A primer on Free-Cutting Brass (Alloy 360); includes a discussion of supply, production, consumption, structure, properties, machinability, corrosion resistance, and design applications. Features table which compares tensile properties of free-cutting brass (UNS C36000) with leaded steel (AISI 12L14).
Frequently Asked Questions about the Safe Drinking Water Act and Copper Alloys
Commonly asked questions about the Safe Drinking Water Act - and their answers.
The Safe Drinking Water Act and Copper Alloys
How recent amendments to the 1986 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) affect the installation requirements for plumbing installation in both residential and non-residential facilities.
Corrosion Tests Prove Free-Cutting Brass Outlasts Plated Steel
This Application Data Sheet documents the superior corrosion resistance of screw machine products made from Free-Cutting Brass, UNS C36000, in comparison with leaded AISI Type 12L14 steel counterparts. Article discusses coatings, immersion conditions, test parameters and results. Photographs included
Free-Cutting Brass for Lower Screw Machine Product Cost
Application Data Sheets discussing usage of Free-cutting Brass for Cellular Antenna Base, Fitting Body, Air Brake Hose Fitting, Pneumatic Hose Fitting, and Actuating Sleeve, Knob Insert, Temperature Sensor, Inserts for Molded Plastic, and Hydraulic Fitting.
Why Brass Screw Machine Parts are Cheaper than Steel
An automotive transmission fitting can be made from either Free-Cutting Brass or AISI 12Ll 4 leaded steel. Which metal is the more economical choice?
Copper vs. Steel – True or False?
A short document which exposes the myths about using copper in screw machine products; discusses comparative cost and the machinability of copper and steel.
Free-Cutting Brass (Alloy 360) for Automatic Screw Machine Products
Brief introduction to the use of free-cutting brass for screw machine products.
Good Buy. Good Bye.
Do the math and you'll find that free-cutting brass is 17% less expensive than its 12L14 steel counterpart!
Brass can be a real steal.
Free-Cutting Brass, which many people know by it's traditional name, CDA Alloy 360, is the most important commercial copper alloy, surpassing all but copper itself in terms of annual consumption.
In today's cost conscious component parts industry, the difference between a "good buy" and a "good bye" is often bottom line cost.
For information on vendor sourcing and what makes free-cutting brass the "good buy," call the Copper Development Association at 800 CDA-DATA; fax: 212-251-7234
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