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Postby robotikus on Thu May 02, 2013 12:51 pm

Hi guys,

I had a meeting with new moldmaker today.
Showed him few parts we wanted to make and one of it is this plastic container (dimension: 80 x 60 x 25 cm or 31.5 x 23.6 x 9.8 inch).

I asked him to quickly estimate the price as my client needs it urgently.
After a quick calculation he estimated it would cost approx. $250k

Shocking.. Granted it has lots of ribs, i thought it was too much.
If a container costs that much, how much will a plastic pallet mold cost??

So.. How much is the most expensive mold u have ever made / quoted?
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby oldtool on Thu May 02, 2013 2:13 pm

$938,000 Front bumper for a Honda. What your talking about, a container, 1 cavity, 31.5 x 23.6 x 9.8 inch, with no lid, should only cost $103,000 (about).
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby robotikus on Fri May 03, 2013 6:43 am

$900k....
wow..
That's alot..

$100k+ probably sounds more reasonable.. :D
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby Yoda on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:40 pm

Trying to quote a mold without seeing prints or the part is asinine. How many is "a lot of ribs"? Send me a print and I'll give you a real idea of what it should cost.
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby robotikus on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:24 am

Hey Yoda.
no drawing, unfortunately.
It's a crab / lobster trap.
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby Yoda on Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:13 am

I wouldn't even attempt building a mold without a part print and a mold design would certainly help. Both would save you money.


robotikus wrote:Hey Yoda.
no drawing, unfortunately.
It's a crab / lobster trap.
People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

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