The Benefits of Steel Casting

Steel casting is a type of casting used when cast irons can’t deliver enough strength or shock resistance. Carbon steels and alloy steels are the two general categories of steel casting.

What are some benefits of steel casting?

When you have a choice of alloys to use, steel casting allows for great design flexibility so you can configure the cast to your exact needs. Choose among different chemical compositions offering a wide variety of physical and mechanical properties; Steel casting is quite versatile. If you want to create complex shapes, or perhaps want to have hollow section parts, steel casting works well. Plus, changes can be made rather quickly during design time.

Overall strength is a benefit of steel casting. Consider it “engineered reliability.” This reliability includes reduced weight, shorter delivery time, and the ability to use the finished product daily since it’s so strong. And, unlike welding, with steel casting you can create streamlined/repeatable shapes. Since a mold is created, this makes the process efficiently repeatable.

Steel castings can vary in weight depending on what you need– from a few grams to a few tons! Weight flexibility is a benefit of steel casting.

When you want to create something that’s tough and ductile, and able to withstand stress and straining without fracturing, steel casting is a great choice. Alloy steel castings can increase impact and wear resistance. There are low-alloy steels (containing less than 8% alloying content) and high-alloy steels (containing 8% or more alloying content).

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