Many different OEM, fabricators and manufacturers have the need for small or large volume orders of lead ingots. This often leaves these companies scrambling to find lead ingots for sale in the quality and the condition that is optimal for the business.
There are a few different requirements that different fabricators and manufacturers may have for lead ingots. Knowing what you need and any specific requirement for the ingots to be easily handled or processed at your facility will be essential.
Volume and Delivery Schedule
Many companies offer lead ingots for sale, but they don’t have the volume in-house that OEMs and fabricators will need. This results in delays in shipping and delivery outside of small orders that can be covered by existing stock.
Always check the supplier’s delivery record. Often companies that offer prices below their competitors only bring in ingots from the supplier after their customer order, which can lead to long turnaround times. Buying directly from a lead products manufacturer can eliminate this issue and ensure both inventory on hand as well as delivery as needed.
While most manufacturers marketing lead ingots for sale will be offering 99.7 percent pure lead, there are some companies out there with the ability to provide small to large volume orders of lead ingots at the 99.9% purity level.
There is a price difference between the two, but the best manufacturers will be highly competitive with pricing and will typically work with high volume customers and when ongoing supply is a factor.
Be sure to also check the condition of the lead ingots. Look for ingots that will arrive to you clean and ready to use in your processing equipment. This simple verification will save you time and money and eliminate the need to clean the lead before it is used at your facility.