Made from a combination of copper
and zinc, brass has excellent machining qualities.
As a high-density material, brass is ideal for
heavy industrial parts. Brass is valued for it’s
polished finish, but often disregarded as it can
oxidize when it comes in contact with certain
elements. When small amounts of lead are added,
however, the properties of brass significantly
improve. Its hardness and workability make brass
one of the most versatile machining materials
available. As a well-known CNC machine shop in
PA, John Prosock Machine, Inc. machines brass for
limitless end-part applications.
Brass, specifically brass 360, is
intrinsically easy to machine at John Prosock
Machine, Inc. Brass 360 is known for its strength
and resistance to corrosion and with properties
closely resembling those of steel, 360 brass is
one of the most popular copper alloys utilized
today. “Free machining brass” sets
the standard by which the machinability of other
materials is judged. Free machining brass produces
fine chips of swarf or metallic particles, which
can be recycled and still maintain high value
as well as significantly reduce production costs.
With CNC, higher machining speeds and lower tool
wear rates contribute to minimized production
costs for John Prosock Machine and our customers.
Machined Brass Works
for a Variety of Applications:
Musical Instruments – Malleability
and acoustic characteristics make brass a particularly
good choice in the field of musical instruments.
Electrical Equipment –
Manufacturers of both domestic and industrial
electrical equipment benefit from brass due to
its relatively high conductivity and corrosion
Environmental Use – Brass
forms a thin protective green “patina”,
which unlike iron or steel will not rust when
it is exposed to the atmosphere.
Plumbing, Central Heating, Seawater Lines, Steam
Condensers, & Desalination Plants –
High tensile brasses demonstrate excellent resistance
to corrosion from liquid elements, particularly
Cryogenics – Brass retains
its strength, ductility, and malleability in low
What is listed above are just a
few examples where John Prosock’s brass
precision machining may prove useful in end-product
applications. Although ductile in its softened
state, brass is a strong material to work with
and maintains its strength even under some of
the most demanding conditions. At John Prosock
Machine, Inc. finishing costs are practically
eliminated through close tolerance CNC manufacturing
techniques. Well-designed brass components manufactured
by our machinists withstand a long service life
to reduce and often eliminate product or system
Pliable. Economical. Reliable.
Brass can be the ideal material to meet your requirements.
When you choose John Prosock Machine, Inc. you
receive top-notch brass precision machining at
a low cost and a longer functional life for your
product or system.
Brass Machining Material