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Many industries need steel parts and manufacturers of these use steel casting, which is the process of forming steel into different shapes using molds and other methods.  Steel casting is generally used when iron casts are deemed not strong enough or does not have enough shock resistance for the part that is being produced. 

Steel casting produces products such as valves, pumps, engine casings, turbine wheels, and a number of parts used in mining, marine, and automotive equipment. 

You can use either carbon steel or alloy steel in steel casting.  These materials have their own specific benefits for the industries.  These metals are considered very important for some companies that are found within the construction industry because steel provides a lot more strength than any other kind of metal.  Steel can be cast easily and it is also resistant to corrosion. 

When casting steel into steel cast parts, manufacturers use different methods. 

The Szekely method involves the use of metal molds that have been coated with a mixture of chalk and paraffin.  This might be the most complex method to create casts but this is actually one of the most popular methods. 

Another method is called the Slavnianoff method and this one is different from the Szekely method in that it creates casts by melting the steel.  This electric alloy casting method melts steel first before it is transferred to an electric casting plate. 

A third method which is the least popular of all is called the sand core process and the reason for its unpopularity is because its benefits cannot compare to those that can be gained using the two previous methods mentioned which are the most popular today. 

Some other methods used in steel casting which are not as popular as the first two methods include the Shaw method, Norton Fluid Rolling process, Bessermer's method, Whiteley's method, and Peilstickerand Mueller's process.  There are benefits gained from all these methods and each will have its own benefits over the others, so it is important that research is done before deciding which method you would use to create your steel cast parts. 

If you are a company that needs steel parts, you need to communicate with the steel manufacturing company so that they can give you advice on what the best method to use should be in producing the steel parts that you need. 

 

You should choose the method that is most beneficial to the type of steel cast required by your business, and whatever method you choose you are guaranteed to give you the best end results that you could hope for.