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ASM Handbook

Cast Iron Science and Technology

Edited by
Doru M. Stefanescu
Doru M. Stefanescu
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ASM International
Volume
1A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-179-5
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Castability, Product Design, and Production of High-Alloy Iron Castings

By
Harry Tian
Harry Tian
GIW Industries, Inc.
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Richard B. Gundlach
Richard B. Gundlach
Element Materials Technology
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Published:
2017
Page range:
708 - 718
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

Castability of alloys is a measure of their ability to be cast to a given shape with a given process without the formation of cracks/tears, pores/shrinkage, and/or other significant casting defects. This article discusses the factors which affect the fluidity of an iron melt: alloy composition and initial melt condition. Besides the basic alloy properties, the effective castability of high-alloy irons can be significantly improved through casting and casting system design. The article describes the product design and processing factors of high-alloy graphitic irons and high-alloy white irons. It explains the heat treatment of high-silicon irons for high-temperature service and concludes with a discussion on machining and finishing of high-alloy iron castings.

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Harry Tian, Richard B. Gundlach, 2017. "Castability, Product Design, and Production of High-Alloy Iron Castings", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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