It offers three to five time’s higher compression strength than steel. Low notch sensitivity, Good Resistance to deformation, excellent anti-vibration, and consistent mechanical properties
Cast Iron At a Glance
|Process compatibility||Applications||Tolerances||Wall Thickness||Max Part Size||Strengths||Lead Time||Price|
|Engine cylinder blocks, flywheels, gearbox cases, agricultural tools, hardware, and various structures with excellent repeatability and dimensional stability.||Not lower than ±0.125mm (±0.005″) based on the drawing ( ISO 2768)||Minimum 0.75 mm (~0.03”); It might vary based on size of the parts.||200 x 80 x 100 cm||High compression strength than steel. Low notch sensitivity, Good Resistance to deformation, excellent anti-vibration.||Minimum 3 days. Not more than 10 days; for all compex parts.||$$$|
Introduction to Cast Iron
Cast iron contains 2–4% carbon and other alloys. It has good hardness and toughness to absorb a large amount of energy. Since cast iron is almost elastic up to ultimate tensile strength, it is easy to machine and maintains its strength for longer.
Due to the high tensile and fatigue strength, it is suitable for Engine cylinder blocks, flywheels, gearbox cases, agricultural tools, hardware, and various structures.