Every company has to face the challenge of finding a fair market price for the products on offer. This is all the more difficult in toolmaking because of the nature of the project, because usually every tool is built only once. Knowing the exact costs of a project right from the start is therefore vital to any company.
In Europe, there are several thousand companies that deal with the production of tools in a variety of designs. The area of the progressive tools assumes a central position.
The experience from many projects and seminars shows that the pricing of progressive tools and stamped parts is often very superficial.
Common causes are: not clearly defined processes in the order processing, the lack of standards in design and manufacturing and last but not least lack of time.
Due to the high complexity and the interrelationships between technology (punching) and manufacturing, offers for tools can only be made by expert personnel.
Determining the technological process results in the expenses for the individual production areas concerned and thus also the costs for tools and parts.