What is Carbon Steel Casting?

Carbon Steel Casting is also known as Carbon Steel Investment Casting. Take the carbon steel alloy as raw materials, it is obtained by the casting process. JC Casting is a Carbon Steel Casting manufacturer. We can customize carbon steel casting according to your material compositions

Carbon Steel Casting Alloys: Carbon steel is a steel alloy containing carbon as the main alloying element. Typically, this alloy has less than 2% carbon in its composition, varying usually between 0.1% and 0.9%.

Advantages of Carbon Steel Casting

1. Carbon steel is a very popular material choice for steel castings. It has a wide application in several different industries.
2. Low material cost, variety of material grades. Carbon steel casting is commonly used for industrial applications. Its strength, ductility, and other performance can be improved by heat treatment.
3. Ferromagnetic properties. Carbon Steel Casting is particularly useful for motor and electrical appliances.
4. Carbon steel is safe and durable. It has a high level of structural integrity. These features add to its popularity and make it one of the most created alloys in the world.

Carbon Steel Grade

Choosing the correct carbon steel to match your project’s requirements is vital. It can take full advantage of what this material has to offer. Different grades and processes are used for industrial projects. Such as machine-building, heavy manufacturing, automotive parts, and aviation and rail projects.

There are main three carbon steel grades according to their carbon content.

  • Low-carbon steels: < 0.20% C
  • Medium-carbon steels: 0.20 to 0.60% C
  • High-carbon steels: > 0.60% C 

Low Carbon Steel Casting

Low Carbon Steel Casting
Low carbon steel contains lower levels of carbon content. It has good ductility, weldability, and machinability. It is softer and has a lower tensile strength than other steel. It is not suitable for heat treatment. Carbon steel casting is typically used for automotive and construction applications. Such as fasteners, bolts, shafts, rods, pins, assemblies.

We provide the following low carbon steels for investment casting:

  • 1010
  • 1020
  • 4130
  • 8620
  • 8630
  • Armco Iron
  • WCB

Medium Carbon Steel Casting

Medium carbon steel contains medium levels of carbon content. Best known for its wear resistance. It is harder than low-carbon steel. Also be strengthened using heat treatment. A range of tensile strengths are possible with good ductility and shock resistance readily machined in the softened condition.

Mid carbon steel investment casting alloys are commonly used for military and defense applications.Such as engine components, couplings, crankshafts, aircraft tubing, and firearms.

We provide mid carbon steel alloys, including:

  • 1040
  • 4140
  • 4340
  • 6150
  • 8640
  • CA6NM

High Carbon Steel Casting

High carbon steel contains higher levels of carbon content. Carbon Content is more than 6%. Its features are for strong strength and have good shape memory. This alloy steel casting for high tensile applications withstands wear and abrasion. It is suitable for heavy-duty applications. such as Spring, cranks, and pins.

We provide high carbon steel alloys, including:

  • WCB
  • LCB
  • WCA
  • WCC

Comparison in a table

Types/PropertiesLow Carbon Steel CastingMedium Carbon Steel CastingHigh Carbon Steel Casting
Carbon Content %< 0.25%0.25%~0.60%> 0.60%
UTS400 – 450N/mm2700 – 850N/mm2. 800 – 1000N/mm2
ApplicationsFasteners, bolts, shafts, rods, pins, assemblies.Engine components, couplings, crankshafts,
aircraft tubing, and firearms.
Spring, cranks, and pins

Carbon Steel Casting Manufacturer & Supplier

JC Casting is a leading investment casting supplier in China. We have our own foundry factory and CNC workshops. We can manufacture carbon steel castings in all carbon steel alloys. The typically use material grades of carbon steel castings in our company are AISI 1010, AISI 1020, AISI 1035, AISI 1045, AISI 1060.

Besides, we can also customize carbon steel casting according to your material compositions. Our investment casting capabilities enable us to achieve tight tolerances in different dimensions for your cost savings.

We have CNC machining capabilities of secondary operations. Such as machining, non-destructive testing, heat treatment, and assembly. If you have Considerations of selecting a grade for your carbon steel casting project. Such as machinability, weldability, strength requirements, formability, and corrosion resistance. Contact us to discuss more details. To select the right carbon steel alloy for your precision casting project.

Typical Carbon Steel Casting Products