Naval Brass Bar

Farmer’s Copper maintains a wide inventory of C464 brass in round rod and sharp corner hex bar. C46400 naval brass rod has fair machinability with a rating of 35% of free cutting yellow brass. The turnings do not break readily at the cutting tool, and as such, tend to be stringy and long. Alloy 464 in bar and rod form exhibits an excellent capacity for being hot worked. Best results are obtained at 1200-1300 Fahrenheit. It also can be cold worked moderately, however, stress relieving at 500 Fahrenheit after cold working will reduce the possibility of stress corrosion cracking for about one hour.

Typical Applications for C46400 Rod & Hex Bar

  • Fasteners
  • Bushings
  • Valve Stems
  • Propeller Shafts

Founded in 1920, Farmer’s Copper Ltd. employs an intelligent staff that is always willing to assist you with your naval brass rod & bar needs. Please contact us today for any of your inquires.

List of standard sizes

Round rod – 3/16” to 8” diameter
Hex bar (sharp corner) – ½” to 3”

Fabrication Properties

Joining Technique

Suitability

Soldering

Excellent

Brazing

Excellent

Oxyacetylene Welding

Good

Gas Shielded Arc Welding

Fair

Coated Metal Arc Welding

Not Recommended

Spot Weld

Good

Seam Weld

Fair

Butt Weld

Good

Capacity for Being Cold Worked

Fair

Capacity for Being Hot Formed

Excellent

Forgeability Rating

90

Machinability Rating

30

ASTM Standard Designation for C46400 Rod: ASTM B21

Chemical Composition
(%max., unless shown as range or min.)

 

Cu

Fe

Pb

Sn

Zn

Min./Max.

59.0-62.0

.10

.20

.50-1.0

Rem.

Nominal

60.0

-

-

.7

39.2

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