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Brass is an alloy mainly consisting of copper and zinc. Brass alloys can be easily shaped and are available in various colors. Brass has high thermal conductivity. UNS C35600 extra high leaded brass alloys have free machining properties and good formability.
The following datasheet gives an overview of UNS C35600 brass alloys.
The following table shows the chemical composition of UNS C35600 brass alloys.
The physical properties of UNS C35600 brass alloys are tabulated below.
The mechanical properties of UNS C35600 brass alloys are outlined in the following table.
||338 - 510 MPa
||49000 - 74000 psi|
|Yield strength (depending on temper)
||117 - 414 MPa
||17000 - 60000 psi|
|Elongation at break (in 177.8 mm)
|Machinability (UNS C36000 (free-cutting brass) = 100)
The thermal properties of UNS C35600 brass alloys are given in the following table.
|Thermal expansion co-efficient (@ 20-300°C/ 68-572°F)
|Thermal conductivity (@ 20°C/ 68°F)
||798 BTU in/hr.ft².°F|
Other designations that are equivalent to UNS C35600 brass alloys include:
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
The machinability rate of UNS C35600 brass alloys is 100.
UNS C35600 brass alloys can be welded using brazing, soldering, and butt welding methods. Gas shielded arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, spot welding, coated metal arc welding, and seam welding methods are not used for welding these alloys.
UNS C35600 brass alloys can be forged at temperatures ranging from 705 to 788°C (1300 to 1450°F).
UNS C35600 brass alloys have average hot forming capacity.
UNS C35600 brass alloys have poor cold working capacity.
UNS C35600 brass alloys can be annealed at 427 to 594°C (800 to 1200°F).
The UNS C35600 brass alloys can be used in screw machine products for peening, thread rolling, crimping, and knurling purposes. They also find applications in the following areas:
- Hose fittings
- Bicycle spoke nipples
- Clock and lock parts
- Plumbing valve components