free-machining steel

free-machining steel

[′frē mə¦shēn·iŋ ′stēl]
(metallurgy)
Steel to which impurities have been added to improve machinability.
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These products include plumbing and electronic solders, plumbing fixtures, free-machining steel, aluminum and brass, paint pigments, automobile anti-corrosion coatings, hot-dip galvanizing alloys, glass, ammunition and fishing equipment.
In a related matter, the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Inc (IAMS), Cincinnati, OH, is leading the Steel Machinability Research Consortium to select a non-toxic additive for free-machining steel and develop manufacturing processes for the new material.
The XPET inserts are intended for use with nonferrous materials such as stainless steels, copper alloys, and aluminum, as well as gummy, free-machining steels.
The XPET inserts are designed for use with nonferrous materials such as stainless steels, copper alloys, and aluminum, as well as gummy, free-machining steels.