Dura-Bar ductile iron is a cost-saving alternative to low-medium carbon steels and has similar strengths with excellent free machining properties.
Dura-Bar gray irons provide a wide range of improvements through machinability, strength, hardness and wear capabilities.
Hydraulic Cylinder Piston
Dura-Bar brings many advantages over steel, and several were realized by the manufacturer of hydraulic cylinder pistons. Machinability, wear resistance and part life were all issues that needed solutions fast. Dura-Bar provided those solutions which resulted in a total part cost reduction.
Update: DUG has been postponed
Due to Hurricane Harvey, DUG Eagle Ford has been postponed to November 15-17, 2017. Our thoughts are with everyone in the affected areas.
Plunger Case Study: Trifecta of Advantages
Dura-Bar provided significant cost savings to an oil and gas supply chain partner when they switched the base material of their frac pump plungers. The selection of the base material was cricital, and comparisons to the original 1018 steel resulted in Dura-Bar ductile iron outperforming in several areas including machining, coating, and mechanical properties.
Charter Dura-Bar Acquires Lokey Metals Forth Worth Texas
Charter Dura-Bar has acquired the iron distribution business of Lokey Metals of Fort Worth, Texas which now becomes the fourth branch of its Dura-Bar Metal Services business. This strategic acquisition strengthens Dura-Bar’s ability to serve oil and gas and fluid power industries in the heart of the American oilfield services industry and in the American Southwest.