Cast Iron Precision Machined Components
Casting Success with Better Materials
The machinists at American Iron and Alloys love using Versa Bar for precision machining. Continuous casting means the iron contains microscopic flakes of graphite, allowing longer oil retention. The tiny recesses created by the graphite not only keep oil on the material longer, but, if oil was lost, they act as a self-lubricant as well. These and other metallurgic properties make Versa Bar an extremely easy to machine steel alternative. Precision machining is faster and better with continuous cast iron raw stock.
We offer precision machining on all three grades of Versa Bar. Our V-2 class 40 gray iron is commonly utilized for bearing and bushing applications in hydraulics. The most commonly used grade of cast iron, V-2 gray iron made with a continuous casting process holds 40,000 psi in tensile strength. Our V-3 astm 65-45-12 ductile iron provides astonishing wear resistance and high strength for hydraulic pistons. The most heavy duty option is the V-4 80-55-06 ductile iron. This grade provides up to 100,000 psi tensile strength and is great for use in place of steel.
- Cast iron bars, rounds & rods
- Cast iron tubes
- Cast iron square & rectangular bars
- Cast iron plates
- Cast iron specialty shapes
By using a higher quality iron, American Iron and Alloys excels in creating the highest quality products. Rings, pistons, gears and many other components are created to high levels of precision. Plus, Versa Bar products are virtually free of rejections due to porosity and center line shrinkage, minimizing waste and increasing overall efficiency. The time and money we save machining Versa Bar is passed on to you with lower prices for better products.
Compared to the sand cast iron, steel and aluminum commonly used in the manufacturing and fluid power industries, Versa Bar is clearly superior. Versa Bar is less expensive to produce and is easier to machine, dramatically reducing the cost per part machined. Make the switch by ordering your precision machined iron components from American Iron and Alloys.