Stainless Steel Castings vs Steel Castings

Stainless Steel Castings vs Steel Castings

Definitions Steel castings are the metal castings with a combination of iron and carbon. Usually, about one and a half percent carbon is used with iron to make a strong and malleable metal castings that we call steel castings. Steel dates back to about 1400 BC and is very common used in casting process for varions industries. Nowadays, investment casting process has enabled manufacturers to use other elements such as tungsten, vanadium, manganese and chromium to make steel castings that…

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CF8M Stainless Steel Casting

CF8M stainless steel casting

What is CF8M Stainless Steel? CF8M, whose equivalent type is 316, is the most widely used US standard austenitic stainless steel casting grades. The first letter “C” means this alloy is mainly for the purpose of corrosion resistance. The second letter “F” is the approximate location on the iron-chromium-nickel (FeCrNi) ternary diagram and indicates the iron, chromium and nickel content. The number “8” refers to the maximum carbon content in increments of 0.01%. In this instance, 0.08%. And the last…

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What Should We Consider When Choosing a Stainless Steel Casting Grade?

What Should We Consider When Choosing a Stainless Steel Casting Grade

Stainless steel casting, a type of castings known for its rust resistance & corrosion resistance, is used in a wide variety of applications. The diverse range of stainless steel casting grades allows it to accommodate various applications across many different industries. So, what should we consider when choosing a proper stainless steel casting grade for application? 1. When the Castings Need to Have Good Formability. If the application of stainless steel castings requires good formability, avoid the martensitic group of…

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How to Remove the Magnetism of Stainless Steel Castings?

How to remove the magnetism of stainless steel castings

Magnetism is not good for stainless steel castings, which will affect the quality of our products to some extent. So what caused its magnetism and how can we solve it? It will be covered in the following article. 1. Chemical equivalent composition control is not in place In order to reduce the cost, the general stainless steel casting manufacturers control the lower limit of Ni, between 8.0 and 8.2%. When Cr/Ni reaches a certain value, a certain amount of ferrite…

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A Guide on Ordering Stainless Steel Investment Castings

A Guide on Ordering Stainless Steel Investment Castings

Stainless steel investment casting is a great way to create affordable, high-quality parts for sensitive applications. When determining the need for custom stainless steel parts by investment casting process, it is paramount to take into account the details a manufacturer needs to know and factors that affect costs and turnaround times. By being aware of these details in advance, you’ll be better equipped to set your project up for success. Considerations When Ordering Stainless Steel Investment Castings Preliminary Design Take…

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How Stainless Steel Casting Compared to Iron Casting?

how stainless steel casting compared to iron casting

Stainless steel and cast iron are two of the most common materials used in investment casting process. While there are many different types of materials can be cast, stainless steel casting and iron casting are very common due to their mechanical properties, which allow for widespread use, reliability, and durability. While it is easy to think that steel and cast iron may be very similar, there are actually several advantages or disadvantages for either material. Before deciding which material you…

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Casting Processes Comparing

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Casting is a manufacturing process that entails the pouring of molten metal into a three-dimensional mold to create a metal part. By using castings, manufacturers are able to create a wide variety of intricate solid shapes for use in various applications. For example, cast parts are often found in automotive components, aerospace parts, electronics, medical devices, and construction supplies. Casting is one of the world’s oldest manufacturing processes, with traditional forms such as sand and investment casting dating back thousands…

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Castability of Stainless Steel

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Stainless Steel & Its Advantages Stainless steel, is a type of steel usually containing 10 to 30 percent chromium. In conjunction with low carbon content, chromium imparts remarkable resistance to corrosion and heat. Other elements, such as nickel, molybdenum, titanium, aluminum, niobium, copper, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, or selenium, may be added to increase corrosion resistance to specific environments, enhance oxidation resistance, and impart special characteristics. There are different corrosion resistant properties associated with different grades of stainless steel. Because of…

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Application of Stainless Steel Glass Spider Fittings

Application of Stainless Steel Glass Spider Fittings

Stainless Steel Glass Spider Fitting, which is produced by stainless steel casting process, can be used alone. When in use, it needs to connect bolts and other component, because glass spider fitting is just the name of a part, and can not be fixed itself. Simply speaking, it is used to connect the bolt to fix the glass, at the same time will be a force that passes to the connecting parts, thus to have the effect of fixing fuction…

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Stainless Steel Investment Casting

What is Stainless Steel Investment Casting? Some of the products are of strange shape and cannot be produced by techniques such as pipe bending when producing stainless steel products. In order to produce such products with irregular shape (hollow or solid inside), a stainless steel casting process of filling and forming with wax mould, sand mould and liquid material is adopted. Such process is called stainless steel investment casting. Advantage: Can make a variety of products according to different wax models.…

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