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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

Malleable Iron Castings[1]

Published:
2017
Page range:
735 - 746
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

Malleable iron, like ductile iron, possesses considerable ductility and toughness because of its combination of nodular graphite and low-carbon metallic matrix. This article discusses melting practices such as batch cold melting and duplexing, and their control mechanisms. It schematically illustrates the microstructure of annealed ferritic malleable iron, which is characterized by microstructures consisting of uniformly dispersed fine particles of free carbon in a matrix of ferrite or tempered martensite. The article describes the digital solidification analysis technology, simulation technologies, and smart engineering for the production of malleable iron. It provides information on the applications of ferritic and pearlitic malleable irons.

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2017. "Malleable Iron Castings", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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