Reliance Foundry has a large lineup of standard wheels available. Can't find the exact wheel to suit your needs? Reliance Foundry can customize its standard wheels, or produce new, specific wheels to meet your exact specifications.
Full customization services can include consultation, design, prototyping, manufacturing, and shipping. Our experienced design staff is available to help identify the most suitable materials, pattern designs, and manufacturing processes to ensure the best value and performance based on intended applications and volume requirements.
Before requesting a quote
The first step in qualifying Reliance Foundry for your project is determining if it fits within our areas of expertise. Consider the following factors:
- Production Volume
A custom wheel will require production design and new tooling. Does this job require enough units to legitimize the investment?
- Production Time
Production runs for new parts can run up to 24 weeks. Subsequent production runs require significantly less time, often under 14 weeks. Small shipment demands can be accommodated in shorter periods.
Steps to requesting a quote
Once you have determined that Reliance Foundry has the right capabilities to handle your project, the next step is to gather the information you need to request a quote. Success depends on clear communication and detail from the early stages of design through to project completion.
Please provide the following information in the Request a Quote form:
Provide drawings and specifications of the parts you are requesting, including (but not limited to):
- Dimensions and geometry
- Acceptable dimensional tolerances
- Stress/load requirements
- Machining requirements
- Non-destructive test requirements
Drawing files should be sent to [email protected].
Material information can list either a specific metal grade or the preferred material and desired properties. Material specifications are typically communicated using an internationally recognized material standard such as ASTM.
Actual or estimated weight
Weight is used to calculate costs for sourcing materials, processing, and shipping. Actual weight is preferred, as inaccurate estimates may lead to discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
Include the anticipated volume, for both the present and future. Quantity has a large influence over production method, pattern development, and overall cost. Different pattern materials are more suitable for longer-term, high-quantity runs.
The efficiency of production improves with larger order volumes.
All industrial wheel products advertise a safe working load (SWL) to ensure suitability for specific applications. Specific knowledge about your expected load requirements is key to ensuring your wheel project’s success.
Production and delivery schedules
Lead-time is the expected interval between the contract agreement and production completion. The delivery time is the time required to ship and deliver the completed castings.
Notable dates and deadlines should be communicated with the RFQ. Custom casting projects on a tight deadline can be expedited, but quotes for such projects will need to consider the additional cost of using multiple patterns and labor overtime.
We prepare and package all products to protect them during transport and storage. Specific requests such as layered packaging, min/max package sizes, and special loading/unloading demands will add costs to the shipping process and must be communicated in advance.
A complete understanding of these factors and how they influence the function and cost of your project is best developed by open communication with your foundry contact. Our experts will work with you to outline clear product goals, and help you meet them in the most economical way.
Request a quote
If your wheel project is ready to go—request a quote below:
Request a quote
Request a quote using the following form. Our Sales Department will respond within 3–5 business days.