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Machined high chrome white iron closed impeller used in a frac blender tub. Fully machined high chrome white iron open impeller used in a mud pump.


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Wye Lateral ASTM A532

— July 31, 2019

Wye laterals are used in a wide range of industries including the oil sands, mining , chemical processing, and waste management…

Solid Solution Ductile Iron

— June 12, 2019

Conventional ductile iron contains a mix of pearlite and ferrite in the matrix surrounding the nodules. This mix, depending on…

30% Chrome White Iron Data Sheet

— April 18, 2019

The 30% Cr alloy is designed for use in applications like flue-gas desulfurization (FGD). The higher Cr content makes this…

The Benefits of Using Chrome White Iron

— March 6, 2019

Because of its unique microstructure, chrome white iron offers superior abrasion resistance over other alloys, including steel.…

Penticton Foundry Milestones 2018/2019

— January 23, 2019

Located in British Columbia, Canada, Penticton Foundry has become known for its game changing innovations in the use of ASTM…

Austempered Ductile Iron Case Study

— November 29, 2018

A mine in British Columbia, Canada was looking for a material to replace manganese steel in their gyratory crusher liners. The…

Gray Iron ASTM A48 Class 30

— September 12, 2018

ASTM A48 Class 30 (Related Standards – DIN GG20, BS 1452 Grade 220) is a gray cast iron. Gray iron consists of graphite flakes…

Why It Makes Sense to Use Chrome White Iron in the Oil Sands

— July 31, 2018

Sometimes, you get a success story that helps illustrate why many companies are shifting to chrome white iron in abrasion…

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.

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