Dura-Bar is an engineered iron that offers machining advantages over carbon and alloy steel as well as other continuous cast iron bars.
Dura-Bar is a highly machinable material that allows manufacturers to increase profit margins by machining more parts per hour, thereby decreasing cycle time and increasing profitability. Dura-Bar is produced using the continuous cast method and the Dura-Bar XL line is produced using the permanent mold casting method.
Continuous casting produces a product superior to castings made from the static casting method. The iron bars produced by the continuous cast method have a fine-grained, dense, as-cast structure. Since the bar is pulled from the bottom of the holding crucible, dross, slag and other impurities float to the top, away from the opening of the die - allowing for fewer defects and improved productivity.
Standard stocked continuous cast Dura-Bar grades
Dura-Bar XL expands the Dura-Bar size range to 26" diameter (25-3/4" finished). Dura-Bar XL is produced using the permanent mold casting process and is proof turned after casting to provide an excellent machining surface. There is no sand involved in the process, minimizing defects and reducing tool wear.