Free cutting bar is available in round, square and hexagonal sections and gives the same benefits as bright commercial quality in terms of good sectional tolerance, straightness and increased physical properties. The major benefit is from the combination of manganese and sulphur in the steel. These elements form manganese sulphide inclusions which effectively act as a chip breaker during machining and allow this grade to be machined at much higher speeds with no adverse effect on tool life.

Form of Supply

  • Bright Bars – drawn / turned.
  • Hot rolled – as rolled


Manufacturing applications where extensive machining is involved, i.e., nuts, bolts, studs, etc. or any other application involving high speed automatic machining operations.