Pony Rod Case Study
|Oil and Gas
|65-45-12 Ductile Iron
|Hot Rolled 1018 Carbon Steel
|Machining Cycle Time, Cost Reduction, Weight Reduction
This manufacturer of hydraulic fracturing pumps had an initiative to find cost savings in the production of their pony rod. A material which could replace the 1018 steel had to compare in performance, which included coatability. After testing Dura-Bar, they found that the total coating time could be reduced by 25%, due to a shorter preheat cycle needed.
The manufacturer previously had a 30% scrap rate due to poor coating on the 1018 steel. Dura-Bar analyzed the coating on our 65-45-12 and the lab results were favorable to the manufacturer.
Dura-Bar 65-45-12 also resulted in a 46% savings in machining cycle time and therefore a significant gain in machine capacity.
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