Cast Iron

How Cast Iron Is Made

What is Cast Iron? Cast iron is an iron-carbon alloy with a carbon content greater than 2.11% (generally 2.5-4%). It is composed primarily of iron, carbon and silicon as the core elements and may including manganese, sulfur and phosphorus as impurities. Sometimes alloying elements may be added in order to enhance mechanical or chemical properties of cast iron parts. History of Cast Iron Cast iron has its roots in China in the 4th century BC and is defined as an…

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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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Lost Foam Casting for Iron Castings

lost foam casting

The lost foam casting method uses an expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam pattern that is expendable. For each casting that is poured an EPS foam pattern is burned up. The process starts out by creating a foam tool from which foam pieces are made. The casting de-sign can have undercuts, minimal draft, anything that can be placed into the foam tool. Also, the final foam pattern can be made from several pieces of EPS foam that are glued together al-lowing design…

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Iron Casting Service in China

iron casting service in china

Iron castings are produced in molds made out of sand bonded with resin and shaped by wrapping the desired pattern with the resulting mix, either manually or using automated or semi-automated machinery. The iron casting process makes use of sand cores to produce intricate part shapes or hollow parts. Iron castings are used across a broad range of industries such as the automotive industry where iron casting is used for the engine block, in agriculture where much of the heavy…

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Iron Casting for Ground Sleeve

iron casting for ground sleeve

What is Ground Sleeve? Ground sleeve is designed for for flexible installation of signposts, bollards and numerous other facilities which are to be anchored by a round tube in the ground, such as benches, leadframe, umbrellas, gazebos, displays, flag poles, bike racks, bins, etc. Damaged signs masts can be replaced quickly and easily without costly construction work. Vertical anchor design prevents them from rotating. Ground sleeve including tensioning nut and PE-clamping ring. What is Iron Casting? Iron casting is the…

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