Consequences of Eliminating Lead from Alloys in Machining

A few years ago, the need to remove lead from alloys directly impacted the food sector (e.g., water faucets and manifolds). Now environmental protection is moving into all sectors and inspiring many technological changes. Recent environmental laws require the elimination of hazardous materials, including the lead in metal alloys, from all production processes. New materials are being used in many industrial branches, such as mechanics, electromechanics, electronics, and software. This affects the high-quality components used in today’s increasingly complex connectors.

Click here to read our "Consequences of Eliminating Lead from Alloys in Machining" article in Connector Supplier’s September 2021 Interconnect Innovations eBook.


Mikron’s Multistar CX-24 transfer machine is particularly suitable for reliable mass production of complex and accurate electrical contacts in lead-free copper base alloys.