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Posco Develops Free Cutting Steel with Graphite PosGRAM

Steel News - Published on Fri, 14 Aug 2020

Image Source: Posco Free Cutting Steel PosGRAM
Korea Herald reported that Posco has succeeded in developing the world’s first free cutting steel using graphite and is set for mass production of the eco-friendly steel named PosGRAM. With its new development, Posco said it will be able to raise the country’s industrial competitiveness, as PosGRAM would replace lead free cutting steel, of which its entire supply has been imported. The company started development in 2017, completed the product last year, and kicked off sales in June to enter the global free cutting steel market trading 1 million tons annually

Free cutting steel refers to the steel that is high in strength, easy to cut, and is in the form of long steel wire rods, round, thin, and long in form. It is often used for car parts and other machine parts that needs precise cutting.

While lead is often added to reduce friction and raise machinability, dust particles of lead produced while processing has been pointed as detrimental to health, causing brain damage or forms of inflammation to workers.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 14 Aug 2020
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