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How to Heat Treat ASTM A532 – High Chrome White Iron

Posted by Penticton Foundry on January 16, 2018

Why Use Chrome White Iron ASTM A532, or high chrome white iron, has superior abrasion resistance. It is particularly effective in machinery or equipment that experiences grinding, gouging abrasion or crushing.

Ductile Iron ASTM A536 Grade 60-40-18

Posted by Penticton Foundry on November 28, 2017

ASTM A536 60-40-18 is a nodular Iron with a mostly ferritic microstructure and mechanical properties comparable to low alloy steels. Ductile iron 60-40-18 is one grade in a family of many. Chemistry requirements are not specified in the ASTM A536 standard. Chemistry and hardness listed in this spec would be typical for a Grade 60-40-18.

An Oil Sands Success Story with ASTM A532

Posted by Penticton Foundry on 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 superior wear resistance of chrome white iron to steel, or AR 400 plate, however, makes it a natural choice for applications requiring abrasion resistance. A recent success story in the Oil Sands illustrates this.

Foundry Checklist

Posted by Penticton Foundry on September 13, 2017

In any business, relationships are key to success. The manufacturing industry is no different. This infographic offers tips to building a collaborative relationship with your foundry of choice. Doing so will help ensure that the casting process runs smoothly and that the part you receive meets your expectations.

The Differences Between Ni-Hard and Chrome White Iron

Posted by Penticton Foundry on 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 III in an easy-to-read chart form. Microstructure differences will be examined and application suggestions made.

The Myths of Chrome White Iron – Brittleness

Posted by Penticton Foundry on 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 many applications.