Edited by Mary C. Gannon,
senior associate editor
Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of continuous cast iron bar stock, which is available in standard ASTM A48 and ASTM A536 gray and ductile iron grades. It highlights casting process and explains selection of its gray iron, Ni-resistant, or ductile iron. Each description includes key features and benefits, as well as tensile strengths, hardness, other specifications. Shapes and sizes are introduced, including round, trepanned tubes, rectangles and squares, and others.