Solution Strengthened Ductile Iron Grades
For 50 plus years the foundry industry has produced ductile iron to the same, almost unchanged, specifications which are defined by their tensile strength, yield strength and elongation as designated in the table below:
These are the specifications broadly covered by ASTM A536
There have been some technical advances in the meantime, specifically austempered ductile iron, which provides higher strengths with
A new generation of ductile irons has been developed by Willman Industries. These new grades are related to SSFDI and produce higher strengths with even greater elongation. These grades can be produced as cast with greater uniformity of casting properties than the original ductile iron grades shown above.
Solution Strengthened Ductile Iron Specifications
Willman Industries has developed three new tentative specifications which are as follows:
These new grades do not exhibit the section sensitivity of the original ductile iron grades. Also, the hardness and mechanical properties are extraordinarily uniform throughout all the casting sections.
To simplify the comparison, the middle grade (80‐60‐18) meets the elongation requirement (18%) of the standard
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