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What are the classification of cast-iron explain their composition properties and applications with their microstructures?



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Cast-iron is either pure iron or some alloy of it melted until it's liquefied, then cast in a mold. It's relatively brittle, but because of its low melting point and easy casting, it's widely used for pipes, machines, and parts of cars, as they can be easily produced with these molds.