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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by CPierce18 View Post
    I have a very in depth and very user friendly excel spreadsheet I made up to calculate pricing.

    One sheet has all my tooling info on it. Feed rates and amps for different types & materials cut, duty cycle at the given amps etc… also used as a backup for if SheetCam ever goes down.

    The next sheet has all my pricing info on it.
    -Nozzle Cost & cut inches it will last
    -Electrode cost & cut inches it will last
    -Swirl Ring cost & cut inches it will last
    -General Labor $/hour
    -CNC operator $/hour
    -Table usage $/hour
    -Drafting $/hour

    The next sheet is where you enter all your part information. (can enter up to 25 unique parts)
    -Material
    -Quantity to be cut
    -Thickness
    -Part Area
    -Cut inches

    The information it calculates for you is-
    -Part Weight
    -Sheet to nest the part on
    -Cut time for the part
    -Possibility to overheat at the given amps to cut that thickness


    On that same sheet below the part information is where you enter your material information. (There are 5 different plates you can enter)
    -Material type (Carbon, Stainless, Aluminum, Diamond plate)
    -Material Thickness
    -Size (in inches)
    -Cost per plate
    -Quantity of each plate

    The information this calculates for you (for each plate used) is-
    -Material Price/Lb
    -Optimization of the plate (% of the plate used)
    -Scrap Percentage of the plate
    -Cost lost from scrap
    -Feedrate for the plate
    -Amps for the plate


    Under all that is where you enter your time-
    -Drafting/programming
    -Deslag/Blasting
    -Painting
    -Packaging

    And some misc. things you enter is-
    -Material Markup
    -Misc. Material cost (paint, etc…)
    -Shipping Cost
    -Job Markup
    -% Discount (if any)
    -% Commission (if any)


    This will calculate a price for the WHOLE job and give you the estimate of hours.


    I know this seams like a ton of information you need to complete an estimate on a couple burnouts, but once you have all your tool info, it can be done in a couple minutes.


    But keep in mind, I’m just a small 1 man shop that doesn’t have to pay for other employee labor so I have a lot of freedom to modify the numbers ($) as I see fit to please the customer with a decent price while still paying for equipment, my labor, & putting some in the bank. I just make sure I have enough money in there to cover my expenses + extra to bank.
    May I have a copy of the spreadsheet?

  2. #22
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    Re: What to Charge for Plasma Cutting Services

    All this information is usually described in the instruction

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    Re: What to Charge for Plasma Cutting Services

    Yes, but it is not so detailed and is just for the single tool. Feed rates and amps for different types & materials cut, duty cycle at the given amps, etc. Honestly, I also used it as a backup for if the sitcom ever goes down. Some months ago I had to order new tools because mine has gone dead. I had the Makita products in general. But for this time I decided to take something new. I found some reviews about the best impact driver and I stopped on the DEWALT 20V MAX Impact. Honestly, it is perfect. I'm glad that I choose it.

  4. #24

    Re: What to Charge for Plasma Cutting Services

    Quote Originally Posted by CPierce18 View Post
    I have a very in depth and very user friendly excel spreadsheet I made up to calculate pricing.

    One sheet has all my tooling info on it. Feed rates and amps for different types & materials cut, duty cycle at the given amps etc… also used as a backup for if SheetCam ever goes down.

    The next sheet has all my pricing info on it.
    -Nozzle Cost & cut inches it will last
    -Electrode cost & cut inches it will last
    -Swirl Ring cost & cut inches it will last
    -General Labor $/hour
    -CNC operator $/hour
    -Table usage $/hour
    -Drafting $/hour

    The next sheet is where you enter all your part information. (can enter up to 25 unique parts)
    -Material
    -Quantity to be cut
    -Thickness
    -Part Area
    -Cut inches

    The information it calculates for you is-
    -Part Weight
    -Sheet to nest the part on
    -Cut time for the part
    -Possibility to overheat at the given amps to cut that thickness


    On that same sheet below the part information is where you enter your material information. (There are 5 different plates you can enter)
    -Material type (Carbon, Stainless, Aluminum, Diamond plate)
    -Material Thickness
    -Size (in inches)
    -Cost per plate
    -Quantity of each plate

    The information this calculates for you (for each plate used) is-
    -Material Price/Lb
    -Optimization of the plate (% of the plate used)
    -Scrap Percentage of the plate
    -Cost lost from scrap
    -Feedrate for the plate
    -Amps for the plate


    Under all that is where you enter your time-
    -Drafting/programming
    -Deslag/Blasting
    -Painting
    -Packaging

    And some misc. things you enter is-
    -Material Markup
    -Misc. Material cost (paint, etc…)
    -Shipping Cost
    -Job Markup
    -% Discount (if any)
    -% Commission (if any)


    This will calculate a price for the WHOLE job and give you the estimate of hours.


    I know this seams like a ton of information you need to complete an estimate on a couple burnouts, but once you have all your tool info, it can be done in a couple minutes.


    But keep in mind, I’m just a small 1 man shop that doesn’t have to pay for other employee labor so I have a lot of freedom to modify the numbers ($) as I see fit to please the customer with a decent price while still paying for equipment, my labor, & putting some in the bank. I just make sure I have enough money in there to cover my expenses + extra to bank.
    I see that others have asked for a copy of your spreadsheet and I realize this is an old thread, but I have to ask... may I get a copy of this spreadsheet?

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