White Cast Iron

Published: | Updated: October 15, 2017

Definition - What does White Cast Iron mean?

White cast iron is a type of carbon-iron alloy that contains carbon content greater than 2% in the form of cementite. When fractured it exhibits a silver-like (white) fracture. White cast iron has high compressive strength and wear resistance.

Corrosionpedia explains White Cast Iron

White cast iron displays white color cracks when it fractures due to carbide impurities. The carbon content within the cast iron precipitates large molecules that increase its hardness and durability in applications. It is cost effective and readily available, making it highly sought after.

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