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Steel casting

Steel casting is a manufacturing process in which molten metal is poured into a mold, allowed to solidify within the mold, and then the mold is broken and the solid piece is taken out. Casting is used for making parts of complex shape that would be difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods.

Steel Castings are especially adapted for parts that must withstand wear, shocks or heavy loads. They are stronger than wrought iron, cast iron or malleable iron and are very tough.

Types of Casting

  • Plain Carbon steel Castings
  • High Alloy Steel Castings
  • Manganese Steel Castings
  • Hi Chrome Castings
  • Ni-Hard Castings
  • SG Iron Castings
  • Stainless steel Castings
  • Heat Resistant Cast Steel
  • Pod Castings

Heat treatment

High alloy Steel castings can be heat treated to bring about:

  • the diffusion of carbon or alloying elements,
  • softening,
  • hardening,
  • stress relieving,
  • toughening,
  • improved machinability,
  • increased wear resistance,
  • removal of hydrogen entrapped at the surface of the casting.

External links

  • Kesri Steels Limited

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