3.3 Cost Drivers

The actual cost of a forging can be determined only by obtaining a cost analysis from a reputable forging producer. The designer should be aware, however, of the factors that drive the cost of a forging. Five categories of cost drivers should be considered.

  • Material cost
  • Tooling cost
  • Manufacturing cost
  • Secondary (value added) operations
  • Quantities produced

A discussion of these five main cost drivers follows.

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The actual cost of a forging can be determined only by obtaining a cost analysis from a reputable forging producer. The designer should be aware, however, of the factors that drive the cost of a forging. Five categories of cost drivers should be considered.

  • Material cost
  • Tooling cost
  • Manufacturing cost
  • Secondary (value added) operations
  • Quantities produced

A discussion of these five main cost drivers follows.

Return to Table of Contents

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The actual cost of a forging can be determined only by obtaining a cost analysis from a reputable forging producer. The designer should be aware, however, of the factors that drive the cost of a forging. Five categories of cost drivers should be considered.

  • Material cost
  • Tooling cost
  • Manufacturing cost
  • Secondary (value added) operations
  • Quantities produced

A discussion of these five main cost drivers follows.

Return to Table of Contents

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