In the early 1900’s, British car manufacturers were at the forefront of motor vehicle development. The Vulcan Motor company, based in Southport, England, was one such innovator that produced cars from 1902 until the late 1920s. Today, early examples of Vulcan cars are extremely rare collectors’ items. NovaCast was approached by a specialist engineering company … Read more
Austempered Ductile Iron or ADI is a heat-treated form of ductile iron that exhibits enhanced strength and toughness. Its increasing use in a wide range of industries is due, in large part, to its ease of manufacture and relatively low cost compared to steel and aluminium alloys, combined with mechanical properties that are superior to those of other cast irons.
It is used for pumps and industrial components prone to wear, gears where wear resistance combined with superior damping properties are valuable, agricultural applications where wear resistance to soil is good, construction, particularly for crushing and grading applications, food where milling, grinding and mixing requires good wear resistance, and many more.
For detailed chemical composition, typical mechanical properties and comparative specifications please view the Austempered Ductile Iron data sheet by filling out the form below.
All information in our data sheets and website is indicative only and is not intended to be a substitute for the full specification from which it is extracted. It is intended to provide typical values to allow comparison between metal alloy options rather than a definitive statement of mechanical performance or suitability for a particular application as these will vary with temperature, product type and product application. It is presented apart from contractual obligations and does not constitute any guarantee of properties or of processing or application possibilities in individual cases. Our warranties and liabilities are stated exclusively in our terms of trading.
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