How Converting Weldments to Castings Can Improve Your Manufacturing Business

A hot new trend has come to the manufacturing industry. Converting weldments to castings is one bandwagon manufacturers need to hop on.

More manufacturing companies are producing whole ductile iron castings rather than filling their time with welding individual pieces together to create useful units for consumers. The casting process is packed with benefits for manufacturing companies and those industries they serve across the globe.

These are just a few of the many benefits that accompany the switch from welding to casting:

1. The Casting Process Saves Time
Hiring experienced welders is far from easy. You may spend weeks or even months trying to find welders who fit your needs and adapt well to your company culture, putting your company at risk of not fulfilling consumer needs in a timely fashion. And then, once you land the right welders for your company, their quality welding is a time-consuming task.

The casting process, on the other hand, is a quicker and more efficient alternative for accomplishing the same goal. Without pieces to weld together, less time is needed to create the same number of products. You can then allot the extra time into improving other areas of your business, such as customer service, while also using a small portion of that time to manufacture more pieces. More flexible time management allows you to run a more functional and successful manufacturing company.

2. Castings Save Your Manufacturing Company Money
Not only do you save time by converting from welding to the casting process, the switch also helps your company save money and improve its profits. Castings are less expensive to produce, which allows manufacturing companies to lower their prices to buyers, increasing business and in turn increasing income. Instead of investing in individual pieces that must be strategically placed and welded together by particularly skilled welders, workers need only use a mold to create the final ductile iron casting.

Owners of manufacturing companies also save money through the casting process because, as stated above, hunting for experienced welders is no longer a top priority. It takes time to find skilled tradesmen, but it also takes money to keep those welders employed, more money than is necessary to hire and retain employees perfectly capable of working the casting process.

3. The Casting Process Improves the Quality and Design of Your Final Product
Since each individual piece of a weldment is welded to the next, there is a higher risk of creating a misshapen, less functional final product. The quality is often mediocre, and the design is often speckled with disproportioned weld beads.

Each ductile iron casting is one unit that requires no welding. With the right molds, castings feature a much smoother design and no risk of individual pieces detaching from one another. This makes products of industries in which these units are used, such as the automotive and railroad industries, much safer and more reliable for consumers.

At Donsco, we recognize that buyers’ needs come first. That’s why we are converting weldments to castings. For more information on how we can serve your manufacturing needs, contact us today.