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Dedmityay | Dreamstime
Jacek Sopotnicki | Dreamstime
With deoxidized base iron, carbon levels can be increased to 3.30% C and alloying can be completely or nearly eliminated at the same time.
Xiaomin Wang | Dreamstime
Molten metal in a ladle.
Dedmityay | Dreamstime
Conventionally melted iron contains 4-10 PPM of free oxygen, which makes it difficult to cast quality parts. Deoxidized iron contains close to 1 PPM free oxygen – minimizes casting surface and sub-surface defects.
Xiaomin Wang | Dreamstime
Steelmakers recognize that finished products’ surface defect rates are associated with any oxygen level above 1 PPM (0.0001%), yet in iron melting and pouring no correlation has been established to pin the free-oxygen atom's presence to an elevated casting scrap rate.

Ron Beyerstedt

Ron Beyerstedt is the president of Mastermelt LLC. Contact him at [email protected]

Ron Beyerstedt is the president of Mastermelt LLC. Contact him at [email protected]