Estimating part cost
When choosing materials, cost is always an important consideration. However, the cost of a component not only depends on the amount of material used, but the manufacturing processes used to convert it into its final form. These costs can be difficult to determine, particularly in the early stages of development, where the details of the design have yet to be specified.
This session reviews how the Part Cost Estimator model, available with the Synthesizer Tool, enables quick comparison of the price for different material and process chains. For example, how do you compare the cost of an aluminium casting against a plastic injection molding.
What you will learn:
Presenter(s): Dr. Mona Wang
Date: March 2019