A frequently asked question related to PPCP’s investment casting pricing is, “What are material surcharges?” The quick answer is material surcharges are a simple way to address widely varying alloy costs. PPCP divides its casting prices into components that help make the process as transparent and competitive as possible. One component is the cost of actually making the castings, not including the cost of alloys. This expense is essentially the same for all alloys. The other component, the material surcharge, is related to the cost of the specific alloys being used and their market price at that time. PPCP publishes a monthly material surcharge schedule (make link to: [KW1] http://ppcp2.fccumberland814.com/metal-and-energy-surcharge-information) on its our website to share current alloy pricing.