Investment Casting Product Cost in a Chinese Foundry
What is the investment casting product cost?
It is the cost you need to pay to design and make an investment
casting product. And the investment castings must be qualified
and well for assembling. Follow our procedure for investment
castings, you will know how to buy products from our foundry.
Investment casting cost estimation
*Tooling cost-To start manufacturing investment castings, we
must first make pattern/mold. All the molds for investment
castings are made by precison cnc center with high size
accuracy. Wax will be injected into the cavity of mold to become
a wax pattern. Then you will see the shape of products.
*Casting weight-Casting cost will be directly affected by the
weight of product. Larger weight will cost more.
*Casting design-If just samples are offered, we will still need
to design drawing according to the sample, which will also cost
us much money.
*Casting material-Selection of investment casting material also
influence the investment casting cost. If the product is
corrosive, such as valve castings, then stainless steel will be
required. Comparing with other cast steel material, it is much
*Machining service-If the size accuracy is tight and we could
not achieve the size tolerance by investment casting process,
then machining service is required. Machining cost will be
*Surface treatment requirement--Normally, we just need to do
anti-rust painting on the surface. If our customer needs
painting, powder coating ect, then it will also add the cost of
*Production volume--Quantity will also have some effect on the
cost of investment casting. If the volume is very large, like 2
containers each month, then we will consider offer you lower
cost without doubt to win the order.
*Country of manufacture-Labor cost is different in different
countries, even in the same country, it may be varied for
different regions. Countries with lower labor cost will reduce
the cost of investment casting also. Investment casting cost
made in China is about 60% of the price in western countries. So
that is why many companies come to China to purchase investment
Some of the buyers who buy investment castings from China may
only be interested on the price offered by the investment
casting supplier, but I have to say it is not wise to judge the
supplier just on low price. When offering investment casting
cost, all above factors will be considered. According to above
information, you could have a clear information to judge whose
price is reasonable.
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