Grey cast iron
Grey cast iron (according to EN 1561) is " regular " cast iron, is easy to machine, reduces noise and is relatively economical. It is named after the gray color of the fracture it forms, which is due to the presence of graphite. During solidification, the graphite forms flakes. The flakes act as internal notches reducing the tensile strength and elongation of this material. Cast iron with flake graphite has an excellent damping capacity compared to other materials and is therefore an ideal material for for instance transmission housings, cylinder blocks, machine beds and similar components. The tensile strength of cast iron with lamellar graphite is mainly determined by the size, shape and distribution of the graphite and lies between 100 N/mm² and 350 N/mm². The material can withstand significantly higher stresses under compression than under tensile load. This casting alloy is often used in mechanical engineering, but has many other applications.
Delivery program grey cast iron;
EN-GJL-100, EN-GJL-150, EN-GJL-200, EN-GJL-250, EN-GJL-300, EN-GJL-350