For engineering, mining and maintenance support items, give IXL Metal Castings a try. A manufacturer of high integrity ferrous castings ranging in size from 1kg to 2500kg, in volumes of 1 to 1000, it can supply promptly and is on hand to help its customers stay competitive.
IXL’s capabilities include heat treatment, NATA testing, painting and machining if required.
The ISO 9001 Quality Assured company produces a broad range of products including pump and valve bodies, smelter components, transmission housings, heavy vehicle suspension parts and general engineering items. It manufactures using a range of metal types that match its capabilities with its customers’ needs, including grey iron (alloy), ductile iron, Ni-Resist, Ni-Hard, steel, steel alloys and stainless steel.
Grey Iron, named due to the colour of its ‘fracture’, is made in various heat resistant and hardness levels, depending on customer requirements and end use. Some of the major uses of grey iron include furnace components, syphon pipes and wear-resistant general engineering type products.
Ductile iron, also known as nodular or spheroidal graphite iron, is used in situations where high tensile strength and ductility are required. Some of the typical applications of ductile iron include ingot moulds, transmission housings, drive yokes and bearing housings.
Ni-Resist is primarily used in circumstances where chemical resistance is required to extend product or equipment life, for example in mixing paddles exposed to highly corrosive substances. The combination of properties in Ni-Resist also give performance and cost advantages over steel in the manufacture of valves; industries such as petrochemical, pulp and paper, chemical and power plants are traditionally major users.
A nickel-chromium white iron, Ni-Hard is primarily used where outstanding abrasion resistance is required alongside strong corrosive resistance. It is used extensively in the mining, power, cement, paint and dredging industries, typically for applications including mill liners, pulverising rings, slurry pump parts and pipes and elbows.
Steel and steel alloyed castings may provide a higher strength than cast irons, but at a greater cost. A great variety of mechanical properties and applications are available through the use of steel alloys, with variations in composition and heat treatment. Stainless steel alloyed castings can be used in a variety of applications where corrosion resistance is required at normal and elevated temperatures, along with reasonable strength. Stainless steel alloys offer good wear resistance and are used for applications such as pump seals and liners.
IXL operates in line with its core values, which are simple and based on a passion for customer satisfaction, confidentiality, business integrity, teamwork, safety and environmental responsibility. Innovation and creativity have helped its clients’ companies remain competitive, in-turn assisting their customers. IXL welcomes enquiries and questions, so more information about its services is available from www.ixlfoundry.com.au