Title

Design for Manufacture Analysis: Early Estimates of Tool Costs for Sintered Parts

Authors

W. A. Knight

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1991

Abstract

Early decisions on processing methods and part features should be based on quantitative assessments of manufacturing costs. This paper describes a methodology for determining tooling costs for processing parts manufactured by sintering from powder metals. This procedure is intended to be used at the early design stages when alternative part configurations and processes are being considered. The results of application to a range of parts are included. This procedure is included in a software tool for use by designers to facilitate early design decisions on part features and processing methods. © 1991 CIRP.

Publication Title

CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology

Volume

40

Issue

1

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