High-performance free-cutting steels that offer significantly reduced process costs As a manufacturer of precision components on CNC machining centres, you know how important dimensional accuracy and smooth surfaces are. However, you also want to keep machining times short and minimise tool wear. The quality of the materials being machined is therefore of critical significance. Attempts to improve productivity by using cutting speeds of more than 100 m/min on workpieces made from conventional free-machining steels will result in a substantial deterioration in tool life. If you want to both rapid machining times and longer tool lives, you need to be working with Steeltec’s SwissCut® family of special steels. Using SwissCut® means lower parts costs coupled with maximum productivity and profitability.