Residential lead-free water components

What to know to find a quality lead-free parts manufacturer

What to know to find a quality lead-free parts manufacturer

Learn to look for suppliers specializing in lead-free metal products

Finding the right manufacturer for quality lead-free parts can be a challenge. It starts by assessing the quality of the part production. Lead makes a metal easier to work with, so switching to newer, lead-free alloys requires specialized skills.

A parts manufacturer must first understand how to work with the more unforgiving lead-free, or low-lead, material, and then know how to use innovative approaches to adapt the manufacturing process.

It’s like knowing how to build a standard car engine in steel – versus having the experience to create a performance engine in high-grade aluminum. You’ve got to be an expert in the material, and know your craft.

For businesses that need to find quality lead-free machined parts for potable water systems, sourcing the best supplier is essential. The goal is to find manufacturers who use careful production strategies – designed just for lead-free metals – and who can supply the highest quality parts, at competitive prices.

So, what do you look for in a lead-free products supplier?

Article Overview

In this article, you will learn answers to:

    • What exactly is a lead-free, or low-lead, metal alloy?
    • What’s involved in making quality lead-free plumbing components?
    • Why, and when, did lead-free metal become required in potable water systems?

Finally, get a Quick List of the information you need to know to search for, and source, a quality lead-free and EcoBrass® parts supplier. 

(ECO BRASS is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi-Shindoh Co, Ltd. –

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Automatic Machine Products announces a new addition to its CNC department

AMP announces the acquisition of a new Eurotech 545 SL-Y mill/turn center.

The high-speed universal turn/mill center with 20 HP spindle, Fanuc 31iT, 12-station turret, barfeed interface, C-axis, rigid tapping and programmable sub-spindle, 5-hp live tooling, Y-axis was acquired to help reduce backlog in the CNC department.

The addition of this machine will greatly reduce congestion during a period of steady growth for AMPs precision machined parts business, thereby reducing order turnaround significantly.

Eurotech 545 SL-Y at Automatic Machine Products

Eurotech 545SL-Y mill/turn

Contact AMP at for your critical precision machined component needs.


Trusted precision parts supplier helps manufacturer overcome a late production challenge.

When a manufacturer’s complex parts proved too challenging for an overseas supplier, a late-stage design change was required.

AMP was selected as the trusted partner to provide the needed capability and responsiveness to create the critical parts within weeks.

The specialized and complex stainless- steel valve balls – parts for a thermostatic valve in a digital water mixing system – had to be redesigned and machined to tight… Read More

Brazing Services – A low cost alternative

Automatic Machine Products now offers furnace brazing services for companies and industries needing metal to metal brazing. AMP has two belt fed furnaces…one is exothermic and the other dissociated ammonia, to handle just about any brazing you may require. Our brazing can be a low cost alternative to the more pricey brazing services and offers a fast turnaround time on most projects. Contact us by email or phone to discuss your brazing needs. Automatic Machine Products, we’re your first stop for brazing services, shutoff and service valves, precision machined components, and more.