- Steel casting
Steel casting are a specialized form of
castinginvolving various types of steel. Steel castings are used when cast irons cannot deliver enough strength or shock resistance.Oberg, p. 1332]
Examples of items that are steel castings include: hydroelectric turbine wheels,
forging presses, gears, railroad car frames, valve bodies, pump casings, mining machinery, marine equipment, and engine casings.
Steel castings are categorized into two general groups: carbons steel and alloy steel.
Alloy steel castings are broken down into two categories: low-alloy steels and high-alloy steels. Low-alloy steels contain less than 8% alloying content and high-alloy steels have 8% or more.
*cite book |last= Oberg |first= E. |coauthors= et al. |title= Machinery's Handbook |edition= 25th ed. |year= 1996 |publisher= Industrial Press Inc.
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