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Process Selection and Part Cost Analysis

Material Selection

Material Grade Selection

Material Cost Detail


Per Year

Quantity Cost Factor

Finished Part Volume

or enter weight

Volume (mm3)

Part Shape Complexity  

B2 - Part envelope is largely a prismatic solid with a single axis or plane having regular secondary or repetitive featuresShape Includes :- Regular through features; T-slots and racks; plain gear sections; repetitive holes on one or more axis. Angled holes; threads and counterbores

Primary Process Selection

Minimum Material Section (mm)

Number of Planes :

Surface Finish (μm)

Number of Planes :
Cost Factors for ProcessName
Material Waste Coefficent (Wc) : Wc
Additional Cost Factor for Shape (Cc) : Cc
Component Section Cost coefficient (Cs) : Cs
Material to Process Suitability Factor (Cmp) : Cmp
Tolerance Cost coefficient (Ct) : Ct
Surface Finish Cost coefficient (Cf) : Cf
Surface / Tolerance coefficient (Cft) : Cft
Relative Cost Coefficent (Rc = Cmp*Cc*Cs*Cft) : Rc
Material Cost (Mc = Volume*Cmt*Wc) : Mc
Alternative Processes
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