The iron or ferrous alloy known as cast iron has long offered a vast range of applications, particularly within engineering. Machines, pipes and automotive industry parts like cylinder blocks, cylinder heads and gearbox cases are just some of the items to have been made from cast iron, due to such qualities as a relatively low melting point, castability, fluidity, machinability and wear and deformation resistance.
Such characteristics all help to explain why cast iron is such a mainstay of the range here at Parkside Steel. We offer BS1452 Grade 250 cast iron rounds in diameters ranging from 25mm up to 260mm, with other sizes and grades available on a short lead time. Our cast iron rounds are just one aspect of what makes us one of the UK's leading metal stockholders. Not only is our product range truly unrivalled, but we also take pride in our formidable processing facilities that enable the quick, accurate and cost-effective fabrication of the customer's desired metal.
Founded in 1978, we are long established and reputable cast iron suppliers. Through good times and bad, we have entrenched our position as one of the premier providers of cast iron rounds in the UK. And with our quality certification to ISO 9001, you can be assured that we only purchase material of the highest standards from reputable manufacturers from the UK and the EU.
Cast iron has a long history of use in engineering and other applications. The earliest cast iron artefacts to have been discovered by archaeologists date back to the 5th century BC, and were found in what is now the Jiangsu area of China. Cast iron was invented in Ancient China and saw some of its earliest use for warfare, agriculture and architecture. By the late 1770s, cast iron was being used for structural purposes, the Industrial Revolution necessitating the erection of cast iron bridges across the world.
When you require cast iron rounds for any of the wide range of 21st century applications of this useful metal, you cannot hope to find a better provider than Parkside Steel. We are the complete cast iron suppliers for customers across the United Kingdom.