Re: I want to move this discussion to a wider audience

From: Carol Farrish (
Date: Tue Jun 30 1998 - 17:12:34 EEST


To add to your question, when you make RP protos for sale, how do you
price them in a way that covers the cost plus charges for value of the
shortened time to the customer?

Like many companies, ours (Investment casters) is thinking about buying
equipment. Some of the protos might be used as sales samples or with
quotes. Our real desire is to get into the RP market to provide metal
cast protos and short production runs for customers. As it is now, we
have many customers would willingly pay for quick turn-aorund on protos.
So how should we price to get a profit that would justify the cost of
equipment, offset costs, and charge for time saved?


C. Farrish

Elaine Hunt wrote:
> The following is a discussion that I would like to hear everyone discuss.
> I'll feel free and reword some of it...
> >>> I believe, and have convinced our management of the benefits of RP far
> outweigh the down-side of the equation. However, lack of real information,
> in an understandable and credible form, is the real issue here.
> >>> Steve, what kind of understandible and credible information is needed?
> How many of you are willing to discuss and add to the credible information
> about the cost justification of using RP? What are the savings in REAL MONEY?
> For all you bean counters, how about attacking the issue of placing value
> on time compression. If we can help fellow RPers get pay increases surely
> we can help each other justify purchasing systems.
> Play ball or get off the field?
> Elaine
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