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Subject: Re: Textile reinforcements

Date: 06/27/00 at 9:50 AM
Posted by: Carl Howarth
E-mail: howarthc@mindspring.com
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In Reply to: Re: Textile reinforcements posted by Dick Brown, ARC on 06/27/00 at 8:25 AM:


Welcome to the forum, and thanks for the insights. I think it is necessary to define 'volume' production. Most of my work involves automotive, where high volume is 300K units/year. Therefore my perspective tends to focus on recurring or direct costs of manufacturing such as labor and material costs. Capital costs tend to be amortized over 7 to 8 yrs at 4000 hrs. In injection molding, capital costs only accounf for (perhaps) 15% of part costs.

I assume that you still work mostly in aersopace/defense, with some sporting goods. How do you define high volume?

Thanks again for your thoughts.


Carl Howarth

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