Different Ways to Cast Steel Parts
Many industries need steel parts and manufacturers of these use steel casting, which is the process of forming steel into different shapes using molds and other methods. Steel casting is generally used when iron casts are deemed not strong enough or does not have enough shock resistance for the part that is being produced.
There are many products that can be made from stainless steel castings and some of these items are valves, pumps, engine casings, turbine wheel, and some important parts which are used in different industries such as mining, marine, and automotive equipment.
You can use either carbon steel or alloy steel in steel casting. These materials have their own specific benefits for the industries. These metals are considered very important for some companies that are found within the construction industry because steel provides a lot more strength than any other kind of metal. Steel can be cast easily and it is also resistant to corrosion.
When casting steel into steel cast parts, manufacturers use different methods.
The Szekely method involves the use of metal molds that have been coated with a mixture of chalk and paraffin. Although said to be a complex method in creating steel casts, the Szekely method, nevertheless, is preferred by many manufacturers and is one of the most popular methods used today.
The Slavianoff method is different from the one mentioned above because it concentrates on melting the steel to create casts. This electric alloy casting method melts steel first before it is transferred to an electric steel casting plate.
A third method which is the least popular of all is called the sand core process and the reason for its unpopularity is because its benefits cannot compare to those that can be gained using the two previous methods mentioned which are the most popular today.
The Shaw method, Norton Fluid Rolling process, Bessermer's method, Whilteley's method, and Peilsticker and Mueller's process are the other least popular methods used for steel casting. All of these methods have their own benefits over the other and it is important to make a research first to determine which method you would use to create your steel cast parts.
If you are a company that needs steel parts, you need to communicate with the steel manufacturing company so that they can give you advice on what the best method to use should be in producing the steel parts that you need.
The method that you will choose should be the most beneficial to your company, and whatever that method be that will produce the steel cast parts needed by your business, you are sure that it will give you the best end results that you could hope for.