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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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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.

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.

Understanding Ductile Iron

— August 24, 2016

Understanding the properties of ductile iron and its applications. Read our blog today to find out more.

ASTM A532 Class 1 Type A VS. ASTM A532 Class II Type D

— August 10, 2016

This chart, by Penticton Foundry, offers a comparison of two high chrome white irons, ASTM A532 Class I Type A and ASTM A532…

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