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360 CDA Brass – Composition, Properties, and Uses

CDA 360 Brass Composition and Properties

CDA 360 brass is a type of brass alloy that is highly valued for its strength, malleability, and corrosion resistance. It has a wide range of applications in industries such as engineering, metalworking, and DIY projects. In this article, we’ll look at the composition and properties of CDA 360 brass to help you decide if it’s right for your needs.

What Forms is 360 CDA Brass Available at Piping Mart?

  • 360 CDA Brass Pipe
  • 360 CDA Brass Tubes
  • 360 CDA Brass Bars
  • 360 CDA Brass Bolts
  • 360 CDA Brass Flanges
  • 360 CDA Brass Nut
  • 360 CDA Brass Screw
  • 360 CDA Brass Stud Bolts

360 CDA Brass Chemical Composition

CDA 360 brass is a copper-zinc alloy with a nominal composition of 63% copper and 37% zinc. This ratio provides the alloy with tensile strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance. The alloy also contains trace amounts of lead to increase machinability. This combination makes it an ideal choice for many applications.

Copper Lead Iron Zinc
61.5 Nominal 2.5 Minimum .35 Maximum 35.4 Nominal

360 CDA Brass Mechanical Properties

CDA 360 brass exhibits excellent machinability due to its high lead content. Its strength-to-weight ratio is also quite good compared to other brasses, meaning that it can withstand greater loads without breaking or deforming under pressure. Additionally, the alloy has great ductility, which allows it to be stretched or bent into different shapes without cracking or breaking. Finally, its high corrosion resistance makes it ideal for use in saltwater environments where other metals would corrode quickly.

Hardness* Rockwell B Scales 78
Tensile Strength** KSI 58
Yield Strength** KSI 45
Elongation** % in 2 inch 25

360 CDA Brass Physical Properties

Thermal Conductivity BTU/ (sq ft-ft-hr-F) 67
Specific Heat BTU/lb/ºF @ 68F .09
Thermal Expansion Per °F from 68 F to 572 F .0000114
Density lb/cu in @ 68 F .307
Electrical Conductivity* (Annealed) % IACS @ 68 F 26
Modulus of Elasticity KSI 14,000

360 CDA Brass Equivalent

Bar ASTM B16 AMS 4610 SAE J461

360 CDA Brass Specifications

  • Free Cutting Brass IS 319 Type () or
  • Free Cutting Brass as per BS 249 Type (l) or
  • High Grade Free Cutting Brass
  • @ Brass – BS 2872 CZ 112
  • Copper – BS 2872 C 101, 102
  • CZ-360 High Grade Brass
  • Brass CDA-360
  • Brass IS 319 Grade II
  • CuZn39P63, CW614N. C2121, and C37710

360 CDA Brass Application

Due to its properties mentioned above, Brass 360 brass can be used in many different applications, including engineering components such as gears, bearings, shafts; marine fittings; electrical connectors; fasteners; valves; plumbing fixtures; musical instruments; and more! The material is also commonly used in DIY projects due to its ease of use and availability in various sizes and shapes.


CDA 360 brass is an ideal choice for many industrial applications where strength and corrosion resistance are required. Its high lead content makes it easy to machine, while its ductility allows for bending into complex shapes without cracking or breaking under pressure. It’s also widely available in many sizes and shapes, making it well-suited for both industrial uses as well as DIY projects. If you need a strong but malleable metal that will hold up well against wear and tear from regular use, then CDA 360 brass may be the perfect material for your needs!

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