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Our Free-Cutting Steel Wire can be used for a Multitude of Applications

Freecutting steel wires are optimized for machining on automated machine tools. Their properties are achieved through alloying with lead or sulfur which leads to the formation of soft inclusions on which the chips can break.

Alloying with lead results in finely dispersed, heterogeneous lead inclusions in the steel on which the chips can break. Freecutting steels used at very high cutting rates are alloyed with lead.

Alloying with sulfur and manganese results in similar properties as with lead alloys. The sulfur creates soft, linear inclusions of manganese sulfide within the steel on which the chips break

Special Steel Grades

We specialize in customer-oriented wire products. Due to the steel production possibilities within our group, we can manufacture special steel grades according to customer requirements.