In recent years, converting weldments to casting has become a growing trend in the manufacturing industry. Most manufacturing companies are into producing ductile iron castings rather than welding individual pieces together to provide useful units for the buyer or consumer. The casting process offers a myriad of advantages for manufacturing industries all over and the industries they serve. Here are some of the benefits that usually follow the switch-over from welding to casting:
Saves valuable time:
Searching for experienced welders can prove an arduous task, especially when the company expects them to do the job on time. And even when you have a handful of skilled welders expecting quality work from them is a big ask and can prove a time-consuming process.
The casting process comparatively is more efficient and faster for finishing the same amount of tasks. Without having to weld the individual pieces together, one requires lesser time to finish the same number of products and keep them available for delivery. This is the secret to maximum productivity and flexibility in production in most manufacturing companies.
Saves production cost:
Not only does switching from welding to casting save time but production cost too. This means improved cost savings, revenue and profit margins. Castings are comparatively less expensive to manufacture, helping companies with lower production costs and prices to buyers. No longer do they have to invest in individual pieces, strategically position and weld together by skilled welders: all they need is a mould to make the final ductile iron casting.
Owners of manufacturing firms go through the ordeal of picking skilled tradesman. It also takes some money to retain them, and also the training costs to create skilled workers capable of working on the casting process can go through the roof.
Improves the design and quality of your final product:
As each individual piece is welded with each other, there is a pronounced risk of producing a less functional and malformed final piece or product. The quality is often second-grade and the design is marred with deformed weld beads.
Each ductile iron casting is a single unit that needs no welding. With the right moulds in place, every finished casting product comes with a much smoother design and less, if no risk of individual pieces cutting off from one another. Castings products are safer and reliable for use by end customers and consumers in a gamut of applications such as the railroad and automotive industries.