Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Engineering have created a lead-free machining steel that can be used widely for manufacturing automotive parts such as fuel injectors, flywheels and power steering components — virtually any items requiring screw machining. In addition, the environmentally benign steel can be machined more easily and cheaply than leaded steel. And the yield per ton in processing is said to be 20% higher than leaded steel. Production volumes for ...

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