CAST IRON ALLOY FOR FARM TOOLS

CAST IRON ALLOY FOR FARM TOOLS
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CAST IRON ALLOY FOR FARM TOOLS
Product: Process for production of alloy cast iron for making wear-resistant farm tools and implements.
Application: Plough share, spade, sickle, axe and hand tools for cobbler, mason, gardner
Feature: Most of the agricultural tools produced by the rural blacksmiths are made of mild steel which require frequent replacements owing to fast wear and tear. The improved alloy cast iron is wear resistant which can be used for direct casting into final shape of plough share and other agricultural / artisanal tools. The properties of the developed alloy are superior to standard 0.75 C steel. The usable life is 3-5 times higher than those made of mild steel. Alloy iron casting work out more economical considering the durability and ease of production. The process is compatible with the traditional skill and requirements of rural artisans
Commercialisation: Commercialised
Economy: Existing ferrous melting units can produce alloy cast iron and fabricate specific shapes.
Investment: --------
Equipment: Ferrous melting unit.
Raw materials: Grey/pig iron scrap, alloying elements: ferrosilicon, ferrochromium; conventional moulding materials
Institute: National Metallurgical Laboratory.
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