C83600 Leaded Red Brass, also known as SAE 40 and 85-5-5-5 Brass, it is the most commonly used Red Brass. CDA 836 shows good resistance to corrosion, wear and fatigue with moderate strength and good thermal and electrical conductivity.  It also has good corrosion resistance, machinability and high cast yield. C863 SAE 40 Red Brass is available in centrifugal, continuous and sand cast forms. C83600 Leaded Red Brass is used for lightning protection, switches, air actuators, printing presses, pump impellers and valve bodies.

Available in rounds & tube. Also cast to size.

Specifications for C83600

Rounds/tubes ASTM B505
sand cast ASTM B584
centrifugal astm B271

Mechanical Properties for for C83600

Form Specification Tensile, min ksi (MPa) Yield, min ksi (MPa)
Elongation in 2”, % min
Centrifugal Cast ASTM B271 30 (207) 14 (97) 20
Continuous Cast ASTM B505 36 (248) 19 (131) 15
Sand Cast ASTM B584 30 (207) 14 (97) 20
Compositions for C83600 Leaded Red Brass

Copper Tin Lead Zinc Nickel incl. Cobalt Iron Aluminum Antimony Sulfur Phosphorus Silicon
84.0-86.0 4.0-6.0 4.0-6.0 4.0-6.0 1.0 max 0.30 max .005 max 0.25 max 0.08 max 0.05 max
0.005 max
Physical Properties for C83600 Leaded Red Brass

Density @ 68o F 0.318 lb/in3
Melting Range 1570-1850o F
Casting Yield High
Drossing Low
Effect on Section Size High
Fluidity Medium
Gassing Medium
Machinability rating (C360 = 100) 84
Brazing Good
Soldering Excellent
Gas-shielded arc welding Not recommended
Oxy-acetylene welding Not recommended
Coated metal-arc welding Fair
Applications for C83600 Leaded Red Brass

Pump Parts
Marine Products
Small Gears
Hold Down Screws
Ornamental Fixtures