Difference Between Steel And Cast Iron

Ferrous engineering metals are generally used for production of commercial customer products. So engineering metals are generally classified as ferrous and nonferrous metals. Ferrous metals includes very important commercial material inside it: Fe-C alloys. You can see Fe-C metals wherever you look. So these Fe-C alloys are generally classified as; Steels and Cast Irons. In this article we will explain the difference between steels and cast irons.

What Is The Difference Between Steels And Cast Irons?

Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram.

FeC metals are the ferrous metals that iron that includes a specified amount of carbon inside the. The features of FeC metals are generally changes with the carbon content inside it.  So this carbon content defines the FeC metals either Steel ot Cast Iron.

In general applications, the carbon percent inside the iron, ranges from 0.005% to 6.67%. There are various kinds of FeC metals that used in thousands of casual applications or professional applications. Bu if we take a look at the, what is the difference between steel and cast iron is like that;

Steels includes up to 2% of carbon inside the iron. But most general steel applications are ranging from around 0.2% to 1.1% of carbon content inside iron.

Also cast irons include from 2% to 6.67% of carbon content inside it.

The general difference between the cast irons and steels in ferrous metals is like that.

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