Did you know that steel castings are made of a ferrous alloy that comes with a maximum carbon content of about 0.75%? In case you’re wondering, steel castings are formed when liquid steel fills the void within a mold. Moreover, you can find these in many of the same carbon as well as alloy steels that can be created as wrought metals.
Cast steels can be produced with a wide array of properties. Cast steels are carefully selected to be on par with the performance requirements of their intended application. Keep in mind that cast steel’s physical properties rely heavily on its chemical composition as well as its heat treatment.The higher its carbon content, the higher its strength – which is why in terms of hardness and strength, cast steel is able to withstand abrasion because its maximum hardness or hardenability is determined by the amount of carbon it contains. Furthermore, its ability to deform under tensile stress depends on its carbon content as well. The lower the amount of carbon in it, the higher its ductility. Increase ductility would mean better toughness. Steel casting’s resistance to friction and use is similar to that of wrought steels that have the same composition. The weldability of steel castings is primarily dependent on its chemical composition as well as its heat treatment.
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