Clients looking for quality metal parts can count on Fountain Foundry for quality components and products. Through our gray and ductile iron casting services, customers can get quality metal parts that suit their specifications with quick turnaround times.
What Is Iron Casting?
Iron casting is a manufacturing process that involves pouring molten material into a mold to take its shape. The solidified metal is known as a casting, which is immediately removed off the mold once properly cooled. The casting can directly be used once cooled.
While different materials can be ejected from or taken out of a mold, hot metals are the most common materials used. Iron is by far the most popular metal that is being turned into parts by this method. The alternatives are cold-setting materials like epoxy, concrete, plaster, and clay.
Fountain Foundry’s Iron Castings
We provide affordable and high-quality castings at Fountain Foundry. Our team specializes in two types of iron castings: gray iron and ductile iron casting. We'll be happy to recommend the ideal type depending on your unique needs.
Gray Iron Casting
The name gray iron comes from the grayish hue that the metal exhibits after the casting process. Castings made of gray iron use an alloy of 95% iron, 2.1 to 4% carbon, and 1 to 3% silicon. Gray iron is ideal for OEM (original equipment manufacturing), automotive, and aerospace applications.
We recommend gray iron to companies looking for durable components. Gray iron is known for the following properties:
Ductile Iron Casting
The presence of magnesium in ductile iron makes it the preferred choice for durable parts. The mineral is applied before the casting process to produce an impact-resistant, durable metal that can last for years.
It’s the metal of choice for some companies due to its lighter weight and impressive corrosion resistance, the latter factor being particularly significant for some industries.
Here are its other features:
Whether it's gray iron or ductile iron, Fountain Foundry is a world-leader in iron castings. Reach out for more information about our processes and our quick turnaround times.