This user's guide will tell you how to
use our cast iron price
calculator to get the appreciate casting prices of your cast
iron products, instantly by yourself.
Please notice that the calculated prices could only be your
reference, price evaluation or rough estimation. Can not be taken
our Dandong Foundry's price quotation.
1. Material Grade
Normally, you could find the material grade on the casting drawings.
If you know their material grade, or find them on the drawing, then
choose its material grade accordingly. Otherwise, you could choose
the default value "No Requirement", or just leave this option blank.
The different material will affect their casting prices, so it is
better to choose the correct one. If you just know it is ductile
iron, but do not know its specific grade, this is all right, you
could choose the lowest grade "Ductile Iron ASTM A536 60-40-18".
2. Casting Unit Weight
If you want to get the unit price USD/pcs, then you need to input
their unit weight kg/pcs. After input their unit weight, you need to
tell the calculator what unit weight it is. The Raw Casting Weight
is the unit weight for the raw castings, the unit weight before
machining. The Finished Part Weight is the unit weight after
machining. In other words, it is the unit weight for the finished
If your part needs machining works, normally, the unit weight you
know will be the "Finished Part Weight", otherwise, it will be "Raw
Why this price calculator can not be used for the castings with unit weight less than 1.0kg?
If the casting unit weight is less than 1.0kg, such as 0.9kg, 0.8kg etc., its raw casting price and machining price will be much higher than the result by this calculator.
If the casting weight is very small, its raw material prices will take small proportion to its price, but the manpower cost will take very high proportion. For example, if its unit weight is 5kg, then one worker can use 10 minutes to grind it, however, if it is only 0.5kg, then one worker may use 5 minutes to grind it, but 10 pcs (total weight 5kg) will use his 50 minutes. In other words, one worker will use 50 minutes to grind total 5kg castings. This is why the smaller castings will need higher manpower costs.
This is only one example. Actually the smaller castings will use higher costs from molding process to machining process.
Therefore, it is difficult to calculate the prices for small castings less than 1.0kg, the machining price must be calculated by the machining process, so have to check the machining drawings.
3. Complexity of Castings
The complexity of castings will affect their casting prices. This is
because the complex casting will need more sand cores, which will
cause more materials and production works.
You may feel difficulty to judge how complex it is. We have shown
some photos on our calculator, so you could take them as reference.
If you still can not assure, just choose the "Normal Casting" or
4. Selection of Casting Process
Casting process is the method we make metal castings. When we see
the drawing, we will consider which casting process will be suitable
for making the castings. Different casting process will affect their
If you know what casting process will be suitable for making them,
then please choose it. Otherwise, you may consider the following
If the casting is very complex, then you may choose "Shell Molding".
If the casting is very simple, then you could choose the "Green
If the casting has very large quantity, such as over 10,000 pcs each
PO, then you could choose "Green Sand".
If the casting is very large, such as over 300kg each piece, then
you should choose "Resin Sand".
5. Machining Description
Dandong Foundry's casting price calculator could help you to get the
machining costs. Of course, the accurate machining cost is very
difficult to get unless you are very professional machining
engineer, so our calculator is just help you to get the approximate
If you just need raw castings, or the castings do not need further
machining, then you should choose "No Machinig".
You could check how many positions or surfaces will need machining,
if there are many machining positions and surfaces, then you could
take it as complex or very complex.
If your casting parts need CNC centers, or very high accurate
machining, then you may choose complex or very complex.
But please notice that the different machining complexity will
affect the machining costs very seriously, so please choose it
6. Surface Painting and Coating
If you want foundry to paint them or do some certain surface
coatings, then you could choose the painting method accordingly.
7. Packing and Delivery to Local Seaport
Packing cost means our Dandong Foundry will pack them into
fumigation-free plywood crates. We will also deliver them to our
local Dalian port, then they will be ready for shipment. This is FOB
If you want us to pack them and deliver them to the local seaport,
then you could choose the options accordingly.
Now, please click the button "Price Calculation", then you will see
the prices for the casting price, machining price, paint & coating
price, packing & delivery cost, and total price.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any question. We will be
glad to help you to use our calculator. Galen Wang. Manager of
Marketing Dept., Dandong Foundry.
If you want to download .pdf manual,
please click here "Cast
Iron Price Calculator User Manual".
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