The prices and production for pedestal, foundation support
Some customers want to use steel boards or
cast steels to make metal bases, pedestal and foundation supports.
But we prefer to use cast iron materials to produce them. Let us
explain the advantages and prices.
If the customers insist to use steel material, then, there are two
choices. One is by lost wax
investment casting process, which is more costly (2.38 USD/KG),
but the castings have good surface quality and dimensions. Another
choice is by normal sand casting process, which is cheaper (1.60 USD/KG),
but surface is not good, actually could be described as bad.
If you choose to use cast iron materials, especially to use grey
irons, then everything will be better. You will have two choices
too. Firstly, by shell molding
process, the price is reasonable (1.75 USD/KG), and surface
and dimensions are very good. Secondly, by normal green sand casting
process, whose price is the lowest (1.40 USD/KG), but surface
quality is not as good as shell molding process, but still better
than cast steel sand castings.
Therefore, cast iron prices
will be lower, and the casting surface quality will be better.
Please notice that all above prices have included casting cost,
packing costs, but exclude of the sea freight costs, and painting
costs. Powder coating will much more better than normal painting,
but its cost is also much more higher.
Please feel free to contact our foundry in China. Whatever you
choose, we would like to help you to choose most suitable production
methods with the most reasonable costs.
This is a type of foundation support made by normal green sand