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Ferrous Metal Treatment

Foseco’s INITEK process for ductile iron

The manufacturing cost of ductile Iron castings is a major limiting factor for foundries to compete against alternative materials such as welded components or steel castings.
The Foseco INITEK process addresses this problem by eliminating all the undesirable side effects of the inescapable but harmful addition of Mg into the metallic matrix (carbide promoter / dross generator).
The Foseco INITEK process permits a significant reduction of the Mg alloy addition and ensures a consistent and productive nucleation event.  Furnace and pouring temperatures are brought back to grey iron operating temperatures generating savings across the whole casting process.
The INITEK process is part of the Foseco Ferrous Melt Shop (FMS) concept. This concept includes and combines the benefits of a melt charge optimising software (FurnaceCalc), a thermal analysis device (ITACA), and a new “state-of-the-art” metal stream inoculation technology (MSI DC+) framing the potential for metallurgical process control in the melt shop.

Emmanuel Berthelet
European Product Manager Ferrous Metal Treatment

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