Cast Iron Properties Processing And Applications Matmatch
Cast iron is an iron alloy containing 2 wt. 4 wt. carbon, 1 wt. 3 wt. silicon and smaller amounts of minor elements 1. In comparison, steel has a lower carbon content of up to 2 wt. and a lower silicon content. Cast iron can also be further optimized by alloying with small quantities of manganese, molybdenum, cerium, nickel, copper, vanadium and titanium before being cast.