Precoated Sand Casting Process

Precoated Sand Casting Process

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High Quality Ductile Iron Casting Pre-coated Sand Casting Process Foundry China

Product Description and Process

High Quality Ductile Iron Casting Pre-coated Sand Casting Process Foundry China


Production process:

green sand casting process

pre-coated sand casting process

resin sand casting process

Weight range: from 50 gram to 2,000 kilograms for ductile iron casting product


Machining process:

CNC machine, machining center, lathe, mill machine, drill machine, etc.


Surface treatment process:

paint coating, electrophoretic paint coating, electrogalvanizing coating, black oxide coating, phosphate treatment,  powder coating, etc.


Product  Material and Uses

Normally production with gray iron HT200, HT250, ductile iron 65-45-12, 60-40-18, 80-55-06, 80-60-03, 100-70-03, etc.

The ductile iron casting products are widely used for Auto-cars, trains, trucks, vehicle components, mining machinery components, agricultural machinery parts, textile machinery parts, construction machinery parts, etc.


What is Ductile Iron Used For? (Applications)

Ductile iron is great for use where you need strong metal with wear resistance.

Here is a sample list of things made from or contain ductile iron:

Pipe and pipe fittings (almost 50% of ductile iron sold in the US is for pipe and fittings)

Axles

Connecting rods (like in engines)

Crankshafts

Cylinders

Disc brake calipers

Gears and Gear Boxes

Housings and manifolds

Hydrostatic Barrels

Idler arms

Large Machines

Machine Tooling

Military uses

Piano Harps (the part that holds the strings of a piano)

Spindle supports

Steering knuckles

Suspension system parts

Truck axles

Valves (especially high-pressure valves)

Wheel hubs

Yokes for power transmission


How Ductile Iron is Made?

Most of the magic in making ductile iron happens in the furnace with the molten iron. You start with the iron (of course) and then add more carbon than the iron would normally be able to absorb into the structure. Explaining the iron-carbon relationship in another way, it is like adding so much salt to your water that you reach a point no more salt will dissolve. By the way, this is what makes ductile iron different than steel. Steel only has as much carbon as the iron can absorb.

Silicon, Sulphur, manganese, and oxygen all do their part in the mix to help the carbon to form into spherical graphite structures as the iron cools. This, admittedly, is an oversimplification of the process (after all, we are not training you for a metallurgical degree, though if you want one, we like the Engineering Degrees found in Wisconsin, don’t mind our geographic bias).


Common Ductile Iron Grades

While there are many different ductile iron specifications, foundries routinely offer 3 common grades

Physical and Mechanical Properties

ASTM A536,

Grade 60-40-18

ASTM A536,

Grade 65-45-12

ASTM A536,

Grade 80-55-06

Tensile Strength, min, psi

60,000

65,000

80,000

Tensile Strength, min, MPa

414

448

552

Yield Strength, min, psi

40,000

45,000

55,000

Yield Strength, min, MPa

276

310

379

Elongation in 2 in. or 50 mm, min %

18

12

6

Density lb/in 3

0.256

0.256

0.256

Density g/cm3

7.1

7.1

7.1

Melting Temperature (Degrees F)

2,100 – 2,190

2,100 – 2,190

2,100 – 2,190

Melting Temperature (Degrees C)

1,150 - 1,200

1,150 - 1,200

1,150 - 1,200

Compressive Strength Ksi

429

429

429

Compressive Strength MPa

2960

2960

2960

UNS

F32800

F33100

F33800


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