Lower Price Per Part
Cost reduction efforts often focus on the smaller components of total cost. Improved productivity offers the best opportunity to reduce total cost. Studies performed by major tooling suppliers show that typical machined part cost breakdown is as follows: Tooling = 5%, Material = 20%, Manufacturing Cost = 75%. Dura-Bar’s machining advantages ensure improved productivity, (average 30%), resulting in reduced total cost. Additionally, improved productivity creates improved machine utilization opportunity.
Total Cost Breakdown: Dura-Bar Compared to Steel
(Example: $10 total cost)
Dura-Bar's technical support team will review your application and requirements with you, including an on-site visit at no cost to you, and determine recommendations to get the most cost savings and performance from Dura-Bar.
Applications Affected by Cost Savings
The more machining a part requires, the more opportunity there is for significant cost savings. Here are some examples:
A pony rod in a hydraulic fracturing pump was originally made from steel, but Dura-Bar significantly reduced machining time, eliminated scrap, and decreased coating time.
Dura-Bar was able to reduce machining cycle times, improve material quality and shorten lead times for the manufacturer of a rotary table.
Faster machining time, improved wear resistance, and lower total part cost are the result of a manufacturer using Dura-Bar instead of carbon steel for a spool in a rotary hydraulic manifold.