Steel Suppliers and stockholders - Steel Express

Cast Iron Bar Suppliers

Steel Express supplies continuous cast iron bar throughout the UK. Grey iron conforming to BS EN 1561 and SG iron (ductile iron) supplied conforming to BS EN 1563 supplied from stock in bars and flats. If you need help in finding the right cast iron grade please call our team who are always ready to help.

Grey cast iron

Grey cast iron supplied conforming to BS EN 1561 (2011), equivalent to ISO 185 (2005)
Material Grade (BS EN 1561) BS 1452 grade Tensile strength N/mm2 Hardness HB
EN-GLJ-250 Grade 250 250 - 350 195 - 275
EN-GLJ-300 Grade 300 300 - 400 215 - 275
EN-GLJ-350 Grade 350 350 - 450 235 - 275
       
We can supply grey cast iron bar in other grades upon request. Please call for availability.

SG iron

SG iron supplied conforming to BS EN 1563 (2011), equivalent to ISO 1083 (2004)
Material Grade (BS EN 1563) BS 2789 grade Tensile strength N/mm2 Hardness HB
EN-GJS-400-18 Grade 400-18 400 <175
EN-GJS-400-15 Grade 400-15 400 <180
EN-GJS-450-10 Grade 450-10 450 <212
EN-GJS 500-7 Grade 500-7 500 170-241
EN-GJS-600-3 Grade 600-3 600 192-269
EN-GJS-700-2 Grade 700-2 700 229-302
       
We can also supply SG iron on other grades including EN-GJS-800-2, BS 2789 grade 800/2, EN-GJS-900-2, BS 2789 grade 900/2, please call for availability.

 

Forms available:

Cast Iron Rounds: Flats: Squares:
25mm diameter to 450mm diameter 40mm x 25mm to 320mm x 80mm 30mm to 410mm
 
Standard bar lengths are 3 metres.

 


Cast iron

Cast iron refers to a group of iron alloys that have greater than 2% carbon. Compared to steel, cast iron has a lower melting point and good fluidity making it ideal for casting complex shapes with thin wall sections. Cast iron also offers excellent machinability.

Grey iron contains carbon in the form of flake graphite and is the most commonly used cast iron, it is also known as flake graphite iron. Compared to steel cast iron has lower shock resistance and lower tensile strength, but offers compressive strength on a par with low carbon steels.

SG iron is cast iron containing graphite in the form of nodules - Spheroidal Graphite. SG iron is also known as ductile iron, the rounded graphite nodules produces a more ductile cast iron that inhibits the formation of cracks. SG iron has a greater fatigue and impact resistance compared to grey iron. Ductile iron offers very good compressive strength, some two to three times the tensile strength.

Standards

Grey cast iron - current standard BS EN 1561 (2011), equivalent to ISO 185 (2005), supercedes BS 1452

SG iron - current standard BS EN 1563 (2011), equivalent to ISO 1083 (2004), supercedes BS 2789

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H13

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410

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Steel Express

Based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Steel Express are steel suppliers and stockholders. Stock is delivered on our own fleet of vehicles locally and nationally quickly and efficiently on the day we say we will.

We also provide a free issue cutting service, press braking, fabrication and forging.

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