The research examined the influence of different kinds of graphite inoculants when casting nodular cast iron on the structure and mechanical properties of the castings. The test alloy was a nodular cast iron corresponding with the ČSN EN GJS 450 standard. The modification was done with a VM 63M alloy by a Sandwich method. A comparison was made of the inoculating effects of 3 sorts of inoculants applied by a single-stage modification. Test moulds samples of Y1-Y4 type complying with the ČSN EN 1563 standard were cast. These samples were tested for their mechanical properties using the tensile, hardness and impact tests. A metallographic evaluation of the graphite and basic metal structure was made for all the samples.Keywords: Ductile iron, inoculation, wall thickness, structure, mechanical properties
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