An Investigation into the Railway Shoulder Manufacturing


Ductile cast iron is considered to be a recent member of the cast irons family.
Because of the high cost that spent in producing ferritic ductile iron using heat treatment
with long period of time. This work presents a brief picture to assess railway shoulder made
from ferritic ductile iron in the as-cast condition without any post heat treatment. The
manufacturing is achieved using RF induction furnace with the aid of instantaneous
chemical analysis using optical emission spectrometer (OES) to control the chemical
composition of the ferritic ductile iron. The results showed that the produced ferritic ductile
iron has properties satisfy the required application.