Leaded Steel

Leaded Steel Flats, Squares, Diameters, Hexagons

Special Steels with the addition of Lead (Pb) and Sulphur (S) differ from standard case hardening and direct hardening steels because of the addition of a quantity of Lead (Pb) about 0.15 to 0.35% and Sulphur (S) about 0.25 to 0.35%. This greatly improves machinability and therefore faster running times to produce components. Thanks to their machinability these steels are particularly effective for the mass production of parts. A full range of Freecutting/Leaded materials are available in Diameters, Hexagons, Flats and Squares from Midland Bright Steels.