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When to Choose Grey Iron Castings

There are a variety of different castings that are made in the manufacturing industry. The industry has been using them for years and the molding process goes back thousands of years. Usually, most castings that are created share a vast array of similarities but it is important to always remember that castings are made for different purposes. Ending up with the wrong one could cost you, or your company, in the long run. Grey iron castings are one of the many castings in the market. They hold an interesting place compared to other castings such as steel, copper, and zinc. They are known for being the most frequently used casting material in the market and for being highly cost-effective. But what else makes them valued compared to others?

Anderson Shumaker Company: Industry Leader Since 1902

Anderson Shumaker Company has an extensive forging history dating back to 1902. Our company was essential for the growth of several industries over the century and we continue to stay on the forefront of forging technology. We work hard to supply customers with hassle-free products that are not only cost effective but also extremely long lasting. We are committed to manufacturing quality products and we are ISO 9001:2008 certified. Our company provides solutions for a number of industries including food product machinery, aerospace, power generation, military, oil & gas, service centers, machine shops, valves, pumps and much more.

IQS Featured Profile: Modern Aluminum Casting Co., Inc.

Since 1919 Modern Aluminum Castings, Co has been providing metal castings made of all materials to OEMs worldwide. Since they first opened their doors, Modern Aluminum Castings Co, has been dedicated to providing solutions to their customers most difficult issues. They provide services such as grey iron castings, investment castings, aluminum permanent mold castings as well as many others. From concept to completion Modern Aluminum will work with you to come up with a custom designed casting that is sure to work for you!

The Process of Titanium Investment Casting

The titanium investment casting process is a surprisingly effective method for creating complicated designs and parts from titanium. The benefit to investment casting is that it is possible to create complex designs and parts with minimal material waste. Since the metal is hot when it is poured into the mold, only the necessary amount of metal is used. This is beneficial for titanium especially, because titanium is expensive and difficult tomanufacturer. The ability to avoid waste is important for reducing expenses when manufacturing titanium.

Benefits of Steel Investment Castings

Steel investment castings are an inexpensive alternative to stainless steel castings. A metal casting is simply a piece of metal that started out as liquid metal. The metal is poured into a cast with the finished design of the desired part. Steel castings do not have the corrosion-resistant properties that stainless steel casings have, but they are much less expensive to manufacturer.

Drop In: Drop Forgings and Their Benefits

The usual process of forging metal has changed a bit over the years from when blacksmiths hammered hot metal against an anvil or something akin to that to shape the metal into a requested item. But forging in general has not actually changed much. Forging metal is still done with the same basic philosophy, that is, pound heated metal into a shape. And while people still forge metal by hand, and not all forging is done with heated metal, the forging process has become increasingly mechanized as new forms of technology have developed.

3 Types of Steel Forgings

For thousands of years, artisans and craftsmen have forged steel to make it stronger, tougher, and better. Most people realize that steel forgings is a necessary part of the steel manufacturing process, but not as many people know why forging the metal is important.

Zinc Die Castings’ Popularity

Zinc is considered to be one of the most easily die cast metals. It is highly ductile, has high impact strength and minimizes die wear. For these and other reasons, zinc is a very popular die casting material. Understanding zinc’s popularity as a die casting material first requires an understanding of the die casting process. Let’s review that process quickly. Die casting is the process by which molten metals are forced into a die in order to give them shapes. Dies are specially-designed cavities that are designed to create specific metal products. The process begins when a metal is heated until it becomes molten. Then, depending on the die casting method, the molten material is either directly drawn into the casting mechanism or is transported into it by other equipment. After that point, the molten metal is forced into the die cavity by a piston. It becomes pressurized within the cavity, which causes it to closely form around the contours of the die, causing it to take the shape of the die. At the end of the process, the metal is allowed to cool and harden, after which point it is ejected from the die and sent for additional processing if necessary.

What’s Cooking with Grey Iron Castings

In an age of the latest and greatest in cooking technology, many chefs are making a surprising switch to one of the oldest cooking materials in the books. Cast iron pots, pans, skillets, kettles and more are often preferred to new specially formulated instruments in professional kitchens. Often more economical in the long run, durable cast iron cookware even add an extra something to every dish they help prepare. Chefs, food critics and researchers alike have long noted the benefits of this versatile material in the arenas of both health and taste. The advantages do not end at the dinner table, however, as is evidenced by the continued use of grey iron castings in the industrial sector for an ever expanding line of products.

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