Low friction, excellent electrical conductivity, golden appearance.

RD dot decor
brass page banner
Home / Resources / Materials / Brass

Basic info

CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication

With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm No drawing: ISO 2768 medium



Gears, lock components, pipe fittings, and ornamental applications

Finishing options
Media blasting

Brass is a metal alloy made of a combination of copper and zinc. It demonstrates excellent electrical conductivity and good machinability. Known for its low friction properties and gold-like appearance, brass is commonly used in the architecture sector as well as to manufacture gears, locks, pipe fittings, musical instruments and more.


Brass C360

Brass C360 is a soft metal with the highest lead content amongst brass alloys. It is known for having the best machinability of brass alloys and causes minimal wear on CNC machine tools. Brass C360 is broadly used for fabricating gears, pinions and lock parts.

Yield Strength (tensile)
15,000 psi
Elongation at Break
Rockwell B35
0.307 lbs / cu. in.
Maximum Temp
1650° F

Electroplating Image


Electroplating can be functional, decorative or corrosion-related. Many industries use the process, including the automotive sector, in which chrome-plating of steel automobile parts is common.

Powder Coating Image

Powder Coating

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light.

Painting Image


Painting the surface of a part improves its aesthetic appearance and can provide brand recognition to consumers. In addition, painting can have a protective effect on parts.

Polishing Image


Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface, either through physical rubbing of the part or by chemical interference. The process produces a surface with significant specular reflection, but in some materials is able to reduce diffuse reflection.


Try RapidDirect now,
for free

All information and uploads are secure and confidential.