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Metal Comparison

Smart Mandrel Metal (Multi-Piece Mandrel)
TaskLaborEquipment TaskLaborEquipment
Prep 10 min     Prep 45 min  
Heat Mandrel   15 min   Assembly 120 min  
Form Mandrel 10 min     Leak Check 45 min  
Demold Mandrel 10 min     Demold 120 min  
Demold Composite 15 min          
Total: 45 min 15 min   Total: 330 min N/A
Labor(hrs) .75   Labor(hrs) 5.5
Cycle Time (hrs) 1   Cycle Time (hrs) 5.5
Yield 100%   Yield 100%
Form/Cure Tool $12,500   Ancillary Tooling Cost N/A
Form/Cure Tool/Part $12.50   Ancillary Tooling Cost/Part N/A
Tool Uses 12   Tool Uses 500
Tooling Cost $400 Sqft   Tooling Cost $27,500
Tooling Cost/Part $91.50   Tooling Cost/Part $55
Labor Cost ($75/hr) $56   Labor Cost ($75/hr) $413
Total Cost per Part $152.50   Total Cost per Part $468