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posted by admin, March 11, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

Dura Bar Resource Guide – Part 3

posted by admin, @ 2:08 pm

Dura-Bar Resource Guide – Part 2

posted by admin, @ 2:07 pm

Dura-Bar Resource Guide – Part 1

posted by admin, @ 2:05 pm

Effects of Alloying Elements in Metal


posted by admin, @ 1:34 pm

Robert O’Rourke Density Document


Dura-Bar is lighter than steel. It is approximately 10% lighter because of the graphite.
Ductile iron has higher carbon additions than gray iron and has a lower density. Steel
does not have any graphite causing it to be more dense than either gray or ductile iron.
Density is expressed in weight per unit of volume and in the US system of measurement,
the most common units are pounds per cubic inch, or C. The density in metric units is
expressed as grams per cubic centimeter. To convert to gms/cc, multiply lbs/in3 by
27.68. To convert to lbs/in3, multiply gms/cc by .0361.

posted by admin, @ 1:34 pm

Dura-Bar Machining Guide

    Dura-Bar Machining Guide 2009

Dura-Bar is an engineered iron that offers machining advantages over carbon and alloy steel as well as other continuous cast iron bars. By using Dura-Bar you will be able to reduce overall costs by decreasing your cycle time, thereby increasing your parts per hour.
You will see significant improvement over steel in:
• Machinability
• Tool Wear
• Chip Control
• Surface Finish
• Minimal Deburring

posted by admin, March 7, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

Peterson Steel Credit Application


This is another link to another test document –