This type of cast iron is obtained by a low casting temperature, rapid cooling, a high content of pearlitizing elements (ex: manganese, copper, etc.) or a low content of graphitizing elements (ex: silicon)1.
Possessing good flowability and bright white appearance, white cast iron is mainly used for the physical appearance of parts, wear parts in mining, asphalt machinery, etc. The presence of carbide makes it very resistant to wear and abrasion, but also makes it more difficult to machine.
The main qualities of white castings are :