sheet metal fabrications
Sheet metal is the basis for many low cost fabrication processes and is one of the most common raw materials in manufacturing. Parts can be bent into numerous useful configurations. Minimal material is used in comparison with parts machined from block material. Parts that you might otherwise think must be made from block material can often be redesigned to adapt to sheet metal form. For example you can often use bending instead of milling. Stacking sheets of same shape can achieve higher thickness. Stacking sheets of different shapes can build up a desired 3D shape. Combining sheet metal processes with other processes such as milling a recess in a laser cut sheet can achieve more flexibility.
Metal injection molding
Good for high production volume
Tooling cost is high and part cost moderate
Strong dense parts
High complexity shape capability
More efficient use of material and processes
Less material waste
Excellent mechanical properties
Lower overall product cost
Tailored solutions using unique materials
NetShape materials can be brazed/joined to a variety of components for complete assembly solutions
A metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity. The mold cavity is created using two hardened tool steel dies which have been machined into shape and work similarly to an injection mold during the process.
Charts of the materials
This chart is a collection of similar products in the market, to look further into the material and process used to conclude an estimated cost prices of my clip for mass production.
Overall more quantity for cost of mass production becomes a better long-term investment.
Material cost – 10,000
Production cost above- 22,000
Tooling cost- 40,000