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Today, commercially used brasses commonly contain 2 to 4 wt.% lead. As the availability of low-lead and lead-freebrass increase, there are environmental incentives for investigating the consequences of replacing thelead-containing brasses with lead-free equivalents. Generally, lead-free brass is expected to have a lowermachinability than its lead-alloyed counterpart, implying a higher manufacturing cost. Thus, the aim of this studyhas been to quantify the added manufacturing cost by replacing a standard brass alloy with a low-lead alternative.This was done through a case study performed at a Swedish SME which replaced CuZn39Pb3 (3.3 wt.% Pb) withlow-lead CuZn21Si3P (<0.09 wt.% lead) for a select part. Since CuZn21Si3P is almost twice as expensive asCuZn39Pb3, the material cost was found to have a substantial influence on the manufacturing cost. Additionally,the lower machinability implied a longer cycle time and higher losses while machining CuZn21Si3P, resulting in a77% overall increase in manufacturing cost when using the low-lead material. Arguably, the difference in materialcost, and thus manufacturing cost, may decrease over time making production of low-lead and lead-free brassproducts a viable option, especially when considering the environmental incentive for decreasing the amount oflead in circulation.
|Titel på värdpublikation||Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing|
|Status||Published - 2016|
|Evenemang||26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing - KSTC, Seoul, Sydkorea, Republiken Korea|
Varaktighet: 2016 juni 27 → 2016 juli 30
|Konferens||26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing|
|Förkortad titel||FAIM 2016|
|Land/Territorium||Sydkorea, Republiken Korea|
|Period||2016/06/27 → 2016/07/30|
- Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
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LFB: Lead-free brass
Nilsson, K., Schultheiss, F., Rosén, B., Nyborg, L. & Wedefelt Lindgren, S.
2014/01/01 → 2016/12/31
Blyfria kopparlegeringar i produkter och komponenter
2013/09/01 → 2016/08/31