What are the factors affecting the price evaluation of powder metallurgy products

Update:04 Aug 2020

The price of powder metallurgy is evaluated based on pr […]

The price of powder metallurgy is evaluated based on product requirements, material, precision, and structure complexity. Purchase volume is also a factor that affects the evaluation.

The price of powder metallurgy products of different materials is different. The materials commonly used in the industry are iron-based, copper-based, copper-iron-based, stainless steel, etc. Then there is the difference between environmental protection and non-environmental protection, whether to provide rohs certification, etc. These are all related to the price of powder metallurgy. The same material uses powder from different material suppliers to achieve different results. Using powder metallurgy raw materials that are too low in price also means that there is a risk of shoddy products. All of our raw materials in Xiangyu are purchased in bulk from large formal manufacturers such as Wuhan Iron and Steel and Anshan Iron and Steel. We control quality from the source. Although the price is more expensive, because we have fixed long-term cooperation with several suppliers and purchase in large quantities, the purchase price is relatively relative. Lower.

Regarding the precision of powder metallurgy, some customers believe that the higher the precision, the better, which is theoretically correct. However, in actual production, the precision requirements are often higher by a few wires, the materials used in the mold, and the process control will change, and the cost will rise a lot, or even double. Therefore, Xiangyu will consider the cost when evaluating each drawing. According to the customer's purpose, we will give appropriate suggestions without affecting the use, so as to save the customer as much as possible.

Regarding the complexity of the structure, simple products such as straight bushings and round products such as ball bearings are cheaper because the products are simple, the mold production is simple, and the production does not require much special control. Gears and other structural parts are irregular, and the mold requires computer gongs, engraving, electric welding, slow wire walking and other processes, so the mold fee will be slightly more expensive. Some have chamfers, horizontal holes, threads, multiple steps, blackening, heat treatment, and need to be electroplated, etc., which cannot be achieved by molds and require post-processing, which are all related to the price of powder metallurgy.