Carbon Steel Casting

Carbon steel is amongst the most popular materials in the world of manufacturing due to its incredible properties, which has led to it being one of our most used metals here at Dean Group International, where we often carry out carbon steel investment casting.

What is carbon steel?

A material is considered to be carbon steel when it’s an alloy of carbon and iron – and has no minimum content required for other elements, such as manganese, vanadium, nickel or copper.

Typically, this alloy has less than 2% carbon in its composition, varying usually between 0.1% and 0.9%.

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Benefits of choosing carbon steel alloys

Carbon steel casting is an extremely popular option, as it has a vast range of applications in several different industries. Due to its ferromagnetic properties, this material is particularly useful for motor and electrical appliances. Carbon steel is safe and durable and has a high level of structural integrity, features that add to its popularity and make it one of the most created alloys in the world.

Carbon steel grades

This alloy has a composition of 0.05%-0.25% carbon content, making it softer and more malleable than other types; carburising can increase hardness if necessary. Low carbon steels offer a range of tensile properties via heat treatment and can be hardened to give high surface hardness with abrasion resistance and good core ductility.

This is more commonly used in the form of engineering steels for low and medium-strength applications, like brackets, casings and links.

UTS 400 – 450N/mm2.  Elongation 15%.  HB 120-180

The carbon content in this alloy ranges from approximately 0.29% to 0.54%. This composition allows it to be more durable, pliable, and strong. A range of tensile strengths is possible with good ductility and shock resistance, readily machined in the softened condition.

This carbon steel alloy is most used where ductility, good shock and fatigue strengths are required, such as with levers, air-frame parts and hydraulic machinery.

UTS 700 – 850N/mm2.  Elongation 11%.  HB 200-300

With 0.55-0.95% carbon content, high carbon steel is strong and has a good shape memory, making it a particularly useful option for spring manufacturers. This alloy steel for high tensile applications withstands wear and abrasion and is suitable for heavy-duty applications as well, such as cranks and pins.

UTS 800 – 1000N/mm2.  Elongation 5-8%.  HB 250-400

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To find out more about our investment casting, or to get a quote for your project, please get in touch with us on 0161 775 1633 or submit your enquiry online.
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