Lead has been widely used in the metal casting process for a long period of time. Until the negative effects were discovered, it was frequently used by sand casting companies. However, with the new developments in the metal casting process, casting firms have come up with alternatives that are superior, safe, and environment-friendly as compared to Lead. This has opened up opportunities for companies which are looking for better quality of products that also do not cause any undue harm to the environment.
Given below are advantages of lead-free casting that makes it a viable option for metal casting production:
- Lead has been an integral part of the casting process for a very long time. There is a growing emphasis on the need to protect the environment. Businesses, both big and small, are being encouraged to adopt green practices to ensure that they are able to earn a profit while growing in a sustainable way, without causing any damage to the environment. The replacement of Lead with environment friendly alloys such as bronzeeco brass, etc. has ensured that the end products are safe and environment-friendly.
- Products made with lead-free casting material are found to be more durable. They are resistant to corrosion and cracking giving them a longer shelf life. These are the very aspects that every customer is looking for. To have access to products that does not rust or damage easily and can be used for a significant period of time. This puts lead-free casting a cut above the rest. Also, companies that provide durable products to their customers over a period of time tend to garner a positive image. This image helps them in building their brand value and establishing them firmly in the marketplace.
- Items produced through lead-free casting are great alternative for stainless steel and other red brasses. This has helped in widening the horizon for companies that may be looking for a cheaper substitute to cut costs. They can now opt for lead-free casting to fulfill their supply obligations. This has allowed companies to experiment with cheaper alternatives that perform in the same way but with fewer side effects.
- Lead-free casting is ideal for companies that are on a shoestring budget. A lot of new companies that enter the market do not have the requisite capital to invest in traditional casting methods. Lead-free casting allows them to get the same quality of products that use bronzeeco brass as a replacement for lead. This allows these companies to have a strong footing and build up the capacity to compete with other major players in the market.
About the Company
Gamma Foundries is one of Canada’s leading sand casting companies. The foundry has been in existence since the 1950s and proudly meets the production needs of clients across the globe.