Free cutting steel


Our products for optimal machinability

We produce high-quality free cutting steels for exacting customers worldwide, who use it as an input material for drawing, peeling and lathe turning. Our range of grades includes wire rod and bar steel for

  • Soft free cutting steel
  • Quenched and tempered free cutting steel
  • Case hardening free cutting steel

Individual requirement profiles can be fulfilled with our special variants. For special machining requirements, soft free cutting steels with Bi, Te and Se are available as well as combinations of these (TeBi, SeBi).

We offer HD steels (“pressure­tight qualities”) which are manufactured according to the strictest tolerances in special metallurgical processes and which fulfil the most highest standards for leak tightness, such as those required in common rail diesel technology and in steels for hydraulic components.


Dominique Michaeli
Product Manager Free Cutting Steel

Phone: +49 6898 104730

Surendran Nair
Sales free cutting steel

Phone: +49 6898 104731


Ulrich Hohloch
Technical Customer Service Neunkirchen

Phone: +49 6898 10 8589


Material specification sheets

11SMnPb30 (9SMnPb28)
11SMn30 (9SMn28)
11SMn37 (9SMn36)
11SMnPb37 (9SMnPb36)
SAE 1215
SAE 12L14

Rolled steel types

Rolled steel types

On request, material datasheets with more detailed information are available for some individual materials (e.g. time-temperature diagrams, tempering diagrams).