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Ductile Iron

Ductile Iron

Ductile iron or ductile cast iron is a technology used to manufacture iron and steel products. Joseph Bessemer developed the ductile iron technology in 1840. The process of casting ductile iron has been a common practice in manufacturing since the early 1900s. Ductile iron has played a key role in constructing many important structures, from bridges to skyscrapers. 

Ductile iron was the most common form of cast iron during the 19th century, and it is still used in various applications. However, our company used the most convenient way and affordable price to do give a great service to our customers; our ductile iron is slowly being replaced by ductile cast iron, a more efficient, stronger, and cheaper material. The two are similar in that they are iron alloys, but ductile iron is less expensive and easier to forge. Ductile cast iron also undergoes less strain at high temperatures and develops less stress during use. The ductile iron used in our cast iron products is more resistant to rust than other types of iron, making it a good choice for urban infrastructures, such as bridges, overhead railway systems, and water pipes. It is a great deal we can offer to our customers to give them the best choice and decision when it comes to our high-quality products.

What Is Ductile Iron Made From?

Ductile iron is carbon steel that has been altered in such a way as to increase its ability to be hardened. Ductile iron is almost entirely composed of carbon, silicon, manganese, nickel, and sulfur. Iron is found in the metal magnetite, formed from iron ore. Additional elements, such as manganese, are added to make ductile iron.

The carbon content is what gives ductile iron its higher strength. Other common steels, including carbon steel, contain 1.1-1.8 percent carbon, while ductile iron contains 4-10 percent carbon. The addition of silicon and manganese increases the ductile iron’s malleability or ability to be shaped. The addition of nickel increases the ductile iron’s ability to withstand heat.

Advantages Of Ductile Iron

Ductile iron is one of the most widely used metals in the world and is a cost-effective alternative to other metals such as aluminum and magnesium. Its unique properties are most commonly identified through the ductile iron pipe, but it is also used in constructions, automobiles, home appliances, and more.

It is more environmentally friendly than other types of cast irons.  

it has a lower carbon content than other cast irons and is less expensive.

Properties of Ductile Iron

There are many properties of ductile iron, which is one of the most widely used cast alloys. It is known for its high strength and high ductility. The cast iron properties make it ideal for use in applications where strength and deformation are desired. These properties are achieved through the presence of silicon, carbon, and silicon carbide as the major alloying elements in the cast iron. Ductile iron is a type of iron that is used in the manufacturing of structural objects. Ductile iron properties include:

high tensile strength

high impact resistance

high ductility and low coefficient of friction

All of these properties make ductile iron an excellent and favorable material for our structural purposes. We always focus on the quality of products we offer to our customers and give them great services.