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This article discusses the requirements that are typically considered in designing a steel casting. It describes the materials selection that forms a part of process of meeting the design criteria. The article provides information on material selection guide for five major design applications. It examines the attributes that are specific to the manufacturing of steel castings. The article concludes with information on various nondestructive examination methods for ensuring manufacturing quality and part performance in steel castings.

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David Poweleit, Selection and Evaluation of Steel Castings, Casting, Vol 15, ASM Handbook, Edited By Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog, ASM International, 2008, p 975–986,

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