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The Penticton Foundry’s blog offers product updates, client success stories, news and tips.  It’s a place where research and innovation come together to keep our customers informed.

How to Use the G65 Test

— June 12, 2018

When materials are exposed to an abrasive environment, the media flow rubs against them, often leading to material loss over…


The Myth of Chrome White Iron and Hardness

— May 8, 2018

From “chrome white iron is brittle” to “you can’t machine ASTM A532,” you’ll often hear myths when it comes to chrome white…


Ductile Iron - Heat treating vs Alloying

— April 10, 2018

When designing with ductile iron as an engineer you may notice that almost all ductile iron standards don’t specify a chemistry…


How to Heat Treat ASTM A532 – High Chrome White Iron

— January 16, 2018

Why Use Chrome White Iron ASTM A532, or high chrome white iron, has superior abrasion resistance. It is particularly…


Ductile Iron ASTM A536 Grade 60-40-18

— November 28, 2017

ASTM A536 60-40-18 is a nodular Iron with a mostly ferritic microstructure and mechanical properties comparable to low alloy…


An Oil Sands Success Story with ASTM A532

— October 17, 2017

High chrome white iron, or ASTM A532 has a number of myths attached to it, the least of which is that it is brittle. The…


Foundry Checklist

— September 13, 2017

In any business, relationships are key to success. The manufacturing industry is no different. This infographic offers tips to…


The Differences Between Ni-Hard and Chrome White Iron

— August 16, 2017

Ni-hard is also called ASTM A532 Class I Type A. This blog explores the differences between Ni-hard and ASTM A532 Class II and…


The Myths of Chrome White Iron - Brittleness

— July 25, 2017

There are a number of myths about chrome white iron. One of the most common is that high chrome white iron is too brittle for…


Austenitic Ductile Iron ASTM A439 Grade D2 58-30-8

— June 14, 2017

Austenitic ductile iron, also known as Ni-Resist, creates a stronger casting than ductile iron. Read our ASTM A439 Grade D2…


Patternless 3D Printed Mould - A Success Story

— May 17, 2017

Penticton Foundry solved a manufacturer’s delivery/supply chain issues. Read about how our patternless 3-D printed mould helped…


Top Five Design Mistakes in Ductile Iron Castings

— April 11, 2017

Avoid these design mistakes when designing ductile iron castings. Maximize your ASTM A536 casting performance.


Chrome White Iron Apron Feed Liner - A Success Story

— March 15, 2017

ASTM A532 high chrome white iron significantly outlasts AR plate. Read our apron feed liner success story.


Top 5 Design Mistakes in High Chrome White Iron Castings

— February 15, 2017

Avoid these mistakes when designing chrome white iron castings. Maximize your ASTM A532 casting performance with these tips.…


Austempered Ductile Iron ASTM A897 Grade 1 130–90-09

— January 25, 2017

Data sheet on austempered ductile iron ASTM A897 Grade 1 130–90–99. Get the facts on ADI today.


Why You Can’t Weld Chrome White Iron and What to Do About It

— January 10, 2017

There are a number of reasons why you cannot weld chrome white iron. This blog offers some viable alternatives to welding ASTM…


Advantages of the Casting Process Compared to the Fabrication Process

— November 23, 2016

The casting process offers a number of advantages over the custom metal fabrication process, including cost savings and better…


High Chrome White Iron Nut Sleeve Outlasts Alloy Steel 6 Times

— October 20, 2016

High chrome white iron, ASTM A532, offers superior abrasion resistance. Read about how high chrome white iron outlasted steel by…


Why Chrome White Iron Outperforms AR 400

— October 6, 2016

High chrome white iron ASTM A532 outperforms AR 400 for many applications. Read our blog to get the microstructure and…


Understanding Chrome White Iron

— September 22, 2016

Understanding the properties of high chrome white iron and its applications. Read our blog to find out more.


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