Weldment to Casting
Are you looking for stronger, more precise parts than your current weldment process provides? How about greater value AND lower inventory all at once? If so, then join the many other satisfied engineers in our “Before and After” Weldment to Casting club!
What’s important to you is important to MMP, which is why we offer an alternative to weldments that provides you with precision, repeatability, effective turnaround, and more cost efficiency.
We Make Weldment to Casting Risk-Free
At MMP we offer to pay for the weldment to casting evaluation ourselves, so you aren’t risking anything to find out how we can take your current weldments and transform them into something truly noteworthy.
When you download and use this certificate we will partner with you to evaluate your current weldments. Using our expert engineers, precision software, and on-site metallurgist, MMP produces 3D models based on your consultation. This weldment evaluation service is valued at $1,500, but we offer it at no cost to you because we are committed to providing risk-free services to our customers.
What is a ‘Weldment to Casting’ evaluation- and why should I consider it?
Weldments are labor intensive, subject to variation piece to piece, and often have inherent weaknesses that remain unseen until it’s too late. One reason for this is because heat warps metal during the welding process, which makes consistent quality difficult to maintain.
Our zero-risk process of evaluating weldments involves us helping you determine the kinds of changes to your product that would allow it to be cast as a single part or close, to it, which will; increase velocity of your process and enable your skilled craftspeople to concentrate on higher level activities that will bring more sales value to your operation!
How do I look for weldments that could be evaluated for conversion to a casting?
When looking for weldments to evaluate, here are the main areas to consider:
- What jobs do your welders or fabrication team hate to see coming!!
- Number of components: More pieces per weldment means a higher chance of failure, higher reject rates, possible in service failures, and greater labor costs.
- Field problems: Failures at joints or from hot zones of welding are a common problem we encounter when evaluating weldments.
- Geometry is another area to consider, as more complex weldments gain tremendous advantages from a casting.
- Inches of weld: Welding is the most expensive per cubic inch material, and the labor time involved in weldments is quite lengthy in comparison to castings.
- Dimensional consistency: Warpage, stresses, piece fit, and interchangeability are all improved with a casting.
- In house scrap/rework frequency: The higher your scrap rate currently is as a result of weldments, the greater the savings a casting will provide you.
- Appearance: Weldment deformities like weld beads can be transformed into clean streamlined corners and fillet radiuses when you change to castings. Additionally, logos, part numbers, and more can be cast directly into parts.