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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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.