In the recent years there has been an increasing interest in light constructions in order to save weight in e.g. cars. Ductile cast iron has good mechanical properties but it is necessary to reduce the wall thicknesses of the castings in order to reduce the weight. Reducing the wall thicknesses of the casting will increase the cooling rates and by that change the conditions for nucleation and growth during solidification.
Ductile iron; Temperature measurement; Solidification; Microstructure; Thin walled; Casting