Free Machining brass is the most commonly used of the brass rod and bar items. The presence of lead in the alloy creates a highly machinable material that can easily be cut and shaped into whatever you need. 360 brass resists corrosion well and has good strength, making it useful for industrial applications. It is not so good, however, at forming operations. Typically used for plumbing products, fittings, adapters, shafts, valves, screw parts, machine parts, couplings, electrical components, circuit boards, and industrial hardware.