DaveMcLain wrote:I always thought that "cast steel" or "arma steel" was really a fancy way of saying nodular iron. The cast iron used in crankshafts is not the same stuff as is used in blocks, heads etc...
Armasteel is (was?) a GM trademark for several grades of malleable iron.
"Cast steel" may or may not be a high-quality grade of cast iron. You're at the mercy of Communist integrity on that. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Maybe it was last week, but this week's shipment isn't. Maybe the prototypes were, but the production pieces aren't. For the most part, the consumer won't have the material tested...and so the suppliers of "cast steel" can produce whatever they want.
If our government cared about citizens instead of being owned by the Corporate World, the FTC would jump all over "cast steel". The fact that they haven't proves they aren't looking out for OUR interests.