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.
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.
Dura-Bar has expanded its size range to include rounds as large as 29.5" diameter and rectangles/squares up to 28" on the longest dimension. Many applications require this larger range, such as those in the machine tool, foundry and fluid power industries.
Explore the possibilities and focus in on key properties with 2 new grades of Dura-Bar gray iron, G2S and G2P. Strength and heat treat response for surface hardenability are requirements for many applications, including well completion tools in the oil and gas industry.
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.