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Woodstock, IL 60098
Dura-Bar is “Engineered to Excel:”
Since 1961, the Dura-Bar continuous iron casting process has provided unparalleled value for those needing an efficient metal for production of their machined component parts. Dura-Bar continuous cast iron offers numerous physical and structural advantages over steel, castings and aluminum because of the unique manufacturing methods. Our ability to engineer a combination of various graphite and matrix structures (ferritic versus pearlitic) results in a variety of grades with a full range of properties. That means Dura-Bar can be tailored in a way that best meets your needs. Plus, the Dura-Bar process enables the material’s microstructure to be free from shrinkage, gas holes, sand and other tool-wearing inclusions.
By using Dura-Bar, you will be able to increase your profit margins by machining more parts per hour. You will decrease your cycle time and increase your productivity and machine capacity. The result is lower total cost per part. Dura-Bar’s superior machinability increases machining speeds by a minimum of 30%, and often as much as 50%. Increased feed rates are due to a reduction on spindle load and less cutting force is required as compared to steel. Improved tool life results from consistent material structure and graphite content. It is also easier to achieve and maintain surface finishes due to Dura-Bar’s nodular graphite structure. Improved productivity offers the best opportunity to reduce total cost. Free machining properties are inherent to Dura-Bar. No complex chip breaker design is required because graphite is a natural chip breaker. Easy evacuation of the work area. No lead means no costly chip disposal.
Dura-Bar continuous cast iron bar stock provides solutions, improves performance and results in significant long-term cost savings. Dura-Bar is the world leader in the production, technology and application of continuous cast iron bar stock. Dura- Bar’s process and material properties make it a practical alternative to several materials, resulting in superior performance and significant cost savings. Our material is the preferred choice over steel, castings and aluminum for many applications in a wide variety of industries.
Dura-Bar stocks over 500 shapes and sizes. Bars are easy to obtain with immediate availability from over 100 distributor locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. These distributors all maintain a local inventory of Dura-Bar and provide a number of additional processing and inventory services.