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Grey cast iron

DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

 

Cast iron with a high carbon content is referred to as grey cast iron since the carbon is present in the form of graphite flakes giving rise to a grey colour when viewed. This form of cast iron has several technologically useful properties such as good machinability, low melting temperature, good wear resistance and good mould reproduction.

 

System

Fe-C-X

 

Composition

Grey cast iron

 

Reaction

  

Processing

Cast

 

Applications

  

Sample preparation

Nital

 

Technique

Reflected light microscopy

 

Contributor

Dr R F Cochrane

 

Organisation

Department of Materials, University of Leeds

 

View micrograph in DoITPoMS website

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Taken on September 4, 2002