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Present Weight (lbs)
Specific Gravity of New
Specific Gravity of Present
Weight in New Material (lbs)
Cost of New Material ($/lb)
Estimated Material Cost
per part is
1. Annual Number of Parts*
2. Wall Thickness (inches)
3. Projected Area of Part (in²)
4. Enter the press size w/ operator
Yes ($/hr)
No, calculate based on 2005 nat'l avg.
5. Enter the number of cavities
No, calculate from annual volume
6. Overhead Contingencies (%):
Select One:
Cycle Time (sec)
Based on Wall Thickness

Number of Cavities
Cycle Time (seconds)
Press size per Cavity
Parts per Hour
Press Cost ($/hour)
Processing Cost Per Part
Contingencies/Overhead Costs

Total Estimated Cost per Part:

The cost figures offered by BASF in this estimate are intended only to indicate order of magnitude, based on preliminary design, to determine the feasibility of a specific plastic application. Because of such variations as labor rate, overhead, individual production techniques, accounting procedures, and available equipment among fabricators, this estimate should not be construed as a firm cost figure, or a quotation to manufacture.

* Changes to Annual Number of Parts do not necessarily change the Total Estimated Cost per Part

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