21 March 2017

Advantages of cast iron

Cast iron is an iron and carbon alloy that contains more than 2% of carbon. Cast iron is classified on the basis of the distribution of carbon content in their microstructure.
  1. Grey cast iron
  2. Malleable cast iron
  3. Ductile cast iron
Let us have a deep insight into the advantages of cast iron in this article. 

Advantages of cast iron :

  • It is available in large quantities and is produced on a mass scale.
  • The tooling required for the casting process is relatively simple and inexpensive results the cost of cast iron components is less.
  • Without costly machining operations, cast-iron components can be given any complex shape.
  • Cast iron has a higher compressive strength.
  • Cast iron has an excellent ability to dampen vibrations, making it an ideal choice for guides and frames for machine tools.
  • Cast iron has greater wear resistance even under boundary lubrication conditions.
  • The mechanical properties of cast iron parts do not change between room temperature and 350 degrees.
  • Cast iron parts have low notch sensitivity.
Because of these advantages, it has widely used in to make cookware components and many other applications.