Materials: Ferrous Materials/Iron & Steel

  • Grey Iron Castings are generally used on applications that do not need the mechanical characteristics of Ductile Iron. This casting technology is generally cheaper than Ductile Iron because the base material is cheaper than Ductile Iron.
  • Ductile Iron is generally used on parts that require higher mechanical characteristics than that of Grey Iron. These typically include fatigue and stress type applications, engine mounts and FEAD brackets.
  • High Silicon Moly (HiSiMO) – This type of iron is used in high temperature applications such as exhaust components. It is very good at remaining structurally sound at higher temperatures.

Material Process Options (Ferrous)

ferrous process