ADI Castings have higher tensile strength, hardness
and yield strength compared to steel forgings.
ADI castings are versatile: Wellsville Foundry
has the technology and experience needed to upgrade
75-80% of all steel forgings using one or more of our
five grades of ADI.
The “net” advantage: ADI castings are closer to
net shape, so they require less total material, and minimal
metal removal, compared to steel forgings
Material and manufacturing costs: The material
cost for ADI castings is lower than for steel forgings. Also,
ADI castings from Wellsville Foundry can be manufactured,
on average, for about 20% less than steel forgings.
Lower energy costs: the manufacture of ADI
castings consumes about half the energy required to
produce steel forgings.
Greater Uniformity: ADI castings are austempered,
a process that produces greater uniformity.
Superior wear / abrasion resistance: ADI
castings offer superior abrasion resistance and wear
resistance compared to steel forgings – and this important
property improves with use.
High fatigue strength: ADI castings exhibit Better noise damping: The graphite content in
fatigue strength greater than steel forgings.
ADI castings has a noise damping effect that is useful
for many applications.