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  • Cast Iron Welding

    by Published on 02-09-2011 11:16 AM
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    Cast iron is difficult, but not impossible, to weld. In most cases, welding on cast iron involves repairs to castings, not joining casting to other members. The repairs may be made in the foundry where the castings are produced, or may be made to repair casting defects that are discovered after the part is machined. Mis-machined cast iron parts may require repair welding, such as when holes are drilled in the wrong location. Frequently, broken cast iron parts are repaired by welding. Broken cast iron parts are not unusual, given the brittle nature of most cast iron.

    While there are a variety of types of cast iron, the most common is gray cast iron, and these guidelines are directed toward this type of material.
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