Do you know from where you can get a metal casting? No matter whether it is steel casting, iron casting or aluminum casting, all of these are manufactured in a foundry. Clinging onto this notion, a steel foundry then is a foundry or a special factory that deals with the manufacture of casting steel.
Types of steel castings:
The two major categorize in which we can divide steel casting are:
· Carbon steel:
This is a type of casting manufactured in the foundry with high carbon content. The usual percentage of carbon added in it ranges from 0.12% to 2%. This is done to give special characteristics to the end product.
· Alloy steel:
At times, a material with high strength and good mechanical properties is in demand. To provide such a material, the iron castings carries out the process of alloying steel with other elements. The result then either can be a low-alloy steel formation or high-alloy steel.
What are the uses of material manufactured in the foundry?
The steel manufactured in the foundries is then used in the following places:
· Hydroelectric turbine wheels
· In heavy-duty trucks
· Pump casing
· Mining machining
· Cylinder blocks and for many other industrial uses