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Micrograph no
381
Brief description
Grey cast iron
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, carbon, grey cast iron Link to MATTER Glossary entry for grey cast iron, iron, metal
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Fe-C-X   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Grey cast iron
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Cast
Applications
Sample preparation
Nital
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
400 μm
Further information
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.
Contributor
Dr R F Cochrane
Organisation
Department of Materials, University of Leeds
Date
04/09/02
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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