12L14 is a type of American standard lead - sulfur free - cutting structural steel (Automatic Steel). Alloyed elements in free-cutting steel like Se, lead can reduce cutting resistance and improve the finish and precision of machined parts. Lead in 12L14 steel is distributed with small particles and is not solid melting in the steel. During the cutting process, the tool and the workpiece produce strong friction, which makes the lead particles in the steel melt out and improves the cutting performance of the steel. The cutting performance of leaded steel can be improved by 20~50% compared with that of lead-free steel. Lead cutting steel has been widely used in the manufacture of precision instrument parts, automobile parts and important parts of various kinds of machinery.
Material Specifications: ASTM A29, ASTM A108
Shape: Round bar, Square bar, Flat bar
Size: 6.35mm - 63mm
Finish: Cold Finished
12L14 EQUIVALENT MATERIAL
12L14 AND ITS EQUIVALENT MATERIAL CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
12L14 MECHANICAL PROPERTY
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Mild steel 12 L14 is characterized by excellent cutting performance, has been wildly used for making stress for small size or where require strict finish such as instruments and meters, watch parts, automobile, machine tool and other kinds of machines on the use of standard parts, such as bolts, cutting tool, bushing, pin, and the machine screw, plastic molding, surgical and dental equipment, etc.
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