Dura-Bar Metal Services

770 Cedar Springs Rd
Salisbury,  NC  28147-9252

United States
888-438-9174
  • Booth: 1813

Dura-Bar Metal Services is the leading supplier of Dura-Bar continuous cast iron and a major distributor of bronze alloys offering a wide range of material processing services—cutting, drilling, milling, turning and grinding—all with built-in flexibility; material can be supplied as-cast at full bar lengths, with first stage processing completed, or customized to meet specific needs. 

With four locations strategically located in Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas, local experts are ready to assist with product and services support, technical expertise, inventory management programs and more. 

Dura-Bar Metal Services is a division of Charter Dura-Bar, Inc., located in Woodstock, IL, that produces Dura-Bar continuous cast iron bar products and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Charter Manufacturing Co., Inc.   


 Press Releases

  • Portfolio of tube offerings brings greater flexibility with continuously cast and trepan processes

    Dura-Bar®, continuous cast gray and ductile iron bar products, adds tube portfolio with the launch of Dura-Tube®. The new tube portfolio, produced utilizing either a proprietary continuous cast process or trepan process, is now available in a selection of sizes and grades. The flexibility to choose Dura-Tube provides customers with options to select tube products to specifically meet requirements such as wall thickness, concentricity and even volume.

    Dura-Tube is produced using the continuous cast process yields a more concentric tube for optimal machining and a distinct advantage of Dura-Tube compared to centrifugal castings is in the stock removal process. Dura-Tube produced using either the continuous cast process or trepan process requires less stock removal compared to centrifugal castings.

    Most machined parts require boring a hole—a time intensive machining operation. Dura-Tube products mitigate the need for hole boring, saving time; and since Dura-Tube weighs less than a standard bar, customers will also benefit from lower freight costs.

    Dura-Tube can be utilized in several industries, including (but not limited to) slips and bit sleeves in oil and gas applications as well as cylinder liners, sheaves and bushings in automotive/power transmission applications. For a complete listing of Dura-Tube sizes, grades and mechanical properties, download the product data sheet by clicking the button below.

    Backed by Dura-Bar’s Zero-Defect Guarantee, Dura-Tube is available through a network of distributors located throughout North America and China. A list of authorized Dura-Bar distributors can be found here.


    About Charter Dura-Bar

    Charter Dura-Bar is the manufacturer of Dura-Bar and is the largest North American producer of continuous cast iron bars. Available in a variety of grades, shapes and sizes, Dura-Bar is engineered to machine fast and consistently, and is an ideal alternative to many grades of steel, castings and aluminum. Dura-Bar continuous cast iron bar stock can be found in a wide range of end use fluid power and oil and gas applications, and is available through Charter Dura-Bar’s network of distributors throughout North America and China. More information can be found at www.dura-bar.com.  Charter Dura-Bar, Inc., of Woodstock, IL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Charter Manufacturing Co., Inc.


 Products

  • SSDI
    Solution Strengthened Ductile Iron, or SSDI is the newest addition to the Dura-Bar continuous cast iron portfolio of ductile iron grades. One of the key features of SSDI is the enhanced machinability due to the addition of silicon....

  • With improved strength and ductility, SSDI is an excellent alternative to 1045 steel used in a variety of oil & gas and fluid power applications.  One of the key features of SSDI is the enhanced machinability due to the addition of silicon.  Machining trials have yielded approximately 30% greater productivity in addition to no negative impact in tool wear. 
  • Dura-Tube
    Dura-Tube is a portfolio of tube products produced using either a proprietary continuous cast process or trepan process. Dura-Tube requires less stock removal compared to centrifugal castings....

  • The Dura-Tube portfolio of tube products provides customers with options to select tube products to specifically meet requirements such as wall thickness, concentricty and volume.  Dura-Tube produced using a proprietary continuous cast process yields a more concentric tube for optimal machining.  Dura-Tube produced using either the continuous cast process or trepan process requires less stock removal compared to centrifugal castings. 

    Dura-Tube is lighter weight, saves on freight and cuts out the boring operation--saving time and money! 

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