Cast Iron Solid Bar & Rectangle Bar

Farmer’s Copper Ltd. maintains an extensive inventory of cast iron, class 40, in solid and rectangle bar. Cast iron is known for its excellent wear resistance, along with thermal conductivity. Cast iron is also a lower cost alternative when compared directly to aluminum, bronze brass, and many grades of alloy and carbon steel.

Typical Applications

  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Manifolds
  • Bushings
  • Bearings

Farmer’s Copper Ltd. established in 1920, is committed to achieving the goals set by our customers. Contact one of our expert sales associates today to find out how we can assist you with your cast iron needs.

GRAY IRON
PROPERTIES

VERSA-BAR
(40,000 PSI) V-2

Tensile Strength

40,000 psi

Compressive Strength

150,000 psi

Transverse Strength:

Average

Lbs. Load on 1.2" Dia. Bar on 18" Span

4,000 psi

Deflection - Inches

0.25 - 0.34

Brinell Hardness Range

183/285

Microstructure, As Cast

Essentially Pearlitic

Heat Treatment

Can be Oil-Quench
Hardened from 1575 Degrees F to Attain Rockwell C-50 Min. Surface Hardness

Machinability

Very Good

ASTM Standard Designation for Cast Iron (Class 40): ASTM A 48

Element

Typical %

Carbon

2.9 - 3.65

Silicon

1.8 - 2.9

Manganese

0.5 – 0.7

Sulphur

.1 Max

Phosphorous

0.15 Max

Contact one of our sales representatives today
to inquire about a quote from Farmers Copper
or call us today at (800) 231-9450