What are the common factors that drive the cost of Grey and Ductile iron castings – Part -2

What are the common factors that drive the cost of Grey and Ductile iron castings – Part -2

We will continue discussing the various factors that impact the pricing of Grey and Ductile iron castings in the concluding part of the blog series. 

Section Size in an iron casting is an important factor that determines the parting line placement and the cooling time that is needed for the iron casting. If the section is thick, the cooling time will be longer. The length of cooling time will impact the speed of moulding and the total number of casting manufactured in a particular time period. 

Custom alloys, also called as inoculants, when needed beyond the normal meting process enables the metalcaster to satisfy the need material specifications. When utilized, these added alloys can differ depending on how the iron casting is used. Therefore, there is a world of cost difference between two alloys.

Cleaning, finishing and inspection process are decided by the parting line, the casting’s geometry and core print areas. The time required to clean, finish and inspect a grey or ductile iron casting will affect the cost. In fact the more time it takes, the more is the cost. Get in touch with team VR Foundries for more details on the factors that drive the cost of Grey and Ductile iron castings.