THINK ABOUT YOUR CURRENT JOBS WITH SCRAP RATES… WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF SCRAP?
- Additional press run time
- Additional alloy usage
- Extra labor costs
- Faster press and die wear
- Missed quotas
- Troubleshooting expenses
- Increased peripheral costs (i.e. more electricity, hydraulic fluid, die lube)
PROPER AIR EVACUATIONUSING VACUUM-ASSIST CAN INCREASE OVERALLPROFITABILITY OF EACHCASTING PROJECT!
PLAN FOR PROPER AIR EVACUATION ON EVERY NEW PROJECT WITH VACUUM OR VENT BLOCKS.
When running a 8% scrap rate on a 10,000 part job with a 60 second cycle time using the press rates in the table above you would spend:
- An extra 13.3 hours of press run time to produce 10,000 good parts
- An extra $2,660 – $3,990 in extra press time depending on hour-rate
- An extra $0.26 – $0.40 per good part in extra press time depending on hour-rate