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The article "ADI - A Designer Gear Material" appeared in the March/April 1995 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
If someone were to tell you that he had a gear material that was stronger per pound than aluminum, as wear-resistant as steel, easier to machine than free-machining steel and capable of producing gears domestically for 20% less than those now cut from foreign made forgings, would you consider that material to be "high tech"? Probably. Well, throw out all the pre-conceived notions that you may have had about "high tech" materials. The high-performance material they didn't teach you about in school is austempered ductile iron (ADI).

Keywords
materials, ADI, austempered ductile iron, raw material, ductile iron

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