Metallurgic Technical Specifications and Resources

Continuous Cast Iron, Steel and Bronze, and CNC Machining Information

American Iron and Alloys has a variety of detailed diagrams and other useful informative materials on our Versa-Bar continuous cast iron, bronze bars and tubing, steel rounds, tubing and bars, and CNC machining services. Our goal is to help you fully understand the technical information on our products and services to help you select the most ideal metal for your components.

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Versa-Bar Continuous Cast Iron

The PDFs below include all the important details on Versa-Bar continuous cast iron you need to know for creating the best custom components for your machinery. Our downloadable brochures provide information on the sizes and weight of gray and ductile iron rounds, information on what makes Versa-Bar a metallurgically superior steel alternative, and the grades of continuous cast iron we provide.

Bronze Bars and Tubing

American Iron and Alloys supplies high quality bronze bars and tubing for a wide variety of industries. The link below lists all bronze alloys we offer by CDA designation.

Precision CNC Machining Services

Our value added CNC machining services are available to save you time and money during the production process. We can provide you with pre-machined or completely finished metal components. Below is a downloadable pdf with fraction, decimal and millimeter conversions for CNC machining.

Steel Bars, Tubing and Rounds

American Iron and Alloys provides steel bars, tubing and rounds upon request. Click on the link below for more detailed information on the grades and properties of alloy bars, cold rolled steel bars and hot rolled steel bars.

Contact our full line metal distributors at American Iron and Alloys for Versa-Bar continuous cast iron, bronze bars and tubing, steel, or CNC machining services.

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