Cast Iron

Cast iron is a ferrous metal that has been alloyed with carbon and silicon. Carbon is added to the base melt in amounts that exceed the solubility limits in iron and precipitates out as graphite particles. Silicon is added to the molten bath to nucleate the graphite which optimizes the properties of cast iron. Free machining characteristics are obtained by the graphite particles in the product, which is why cast iron can be used as a replacement for leaded steels.

Wells Dura-Bar introduced the process of continuous iron casting into North America. This process maintains a fine grained, dense as-cast structure. And, since the bar is being pulled from the bottom of the holding crucible, all dross, slag and other impurities float to the top away from the outpouring opening, thus the product is an engineered material suitable for applications that require close conformance to tolerances, excellent machinability and high strength.

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Cast Iron Types Grades in Stock
G-2 Continuous Cast Bars "Centerless Turned" Rounds 5/8" thru 4" x 6 ft. Lengths - "As Cast" Finish Rounds from 3" thru 20" x 6 ft. Lengths - Flats & Squares thru 14" x 21" x 12 ft. Lengths
Tubing G-2, 65-45-12, 80-55-06, Dura-Bar Tubing thru 9" OD.
65-45-12, & 80-55-06 Ductile Iron Rounds, Flats, & Squares, in 6 and 12 ft. Lengths

Requests for any "Special" Grade, Size, Shape or Length not listed above, please call for price & dellivery.

G-2 - Continuous Cast Gray Iron 40,000 P.S.I.

G-2 is a pearlitic gray iron containing type A graphite material made to this specification will have optimal strength, wear and hardness when compared to other gray iron grades.

65-45-12 - Continuous Cast Ductile Iron 65, 000 P.S.I.

A ferritic ductile iron that is the softest of the regular grades of ductile iron. The microstructure permits high speed machining with good surface finishes. Because of its ferritic structures, this material is not intended for hardening.

80-55-06 - Continuous Cast Ductile Iron 80,000 P.S.I.

A pearlitic ductile iron that can be hardened by induction hardening, flame, or quench and temper methods.


  • Sawing
  • Machining
  • Grinding - Centerless Grinding
  • I.D. Boring
  • Deburring
  • Special Testing

Dura-Bar cast iron provides a significantly finer graphite formation, and improved mechanical properties.

Continuous cast iron products allow you to machine a great variety of parts faster and with less waste, and thus higher profitability.