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Washout Comparison

Smart MandrelWashout Mandrel
TaskLaborEquipmentTaskLaborEquipment
Prep 10 min Prep 10 min
Heat Mandrel 15 min Mix 30 min
Form Mandrel 10 min Cast Mandrel 10 min
Demold Mandrel 10 min Cure Mandrel 480 min
Demold 10 min
Surface Prep 60 min
Seal 120 min
Demold Composite 15 min Washout 120 min
Total: 45 min 15 min Total: 360 min 480 min
Labor(hrs) .75 Labor(hrs) 6
Cycle Time (hrs) 1 Cycle Time (hrs) 14
Yield 100% Yield 75%
Form/Cure Tool $12,500 Ceramic Cure Tool $5,000
Form/Cure Tool/Part $12.50 Ceramic Cure Tool/Part $5
Tool Uses 12 Tool Uses 1
Tooling Cost $400 Sqft Tooling Cost (55 gal) $1,138
Tooling Cost/Part $91.50 Tooling Cost/Part $76
Labor Cost ($75/hr) $56 Labor Cost ($75/hr) $600
Total Cost per Part $152.50 Total Cost per Part $676