Is there a cost / sq ft calculator available? So many variables especially for a custom shop. Not every job is the same. A place I do alot of coating for would like to know my cost per square foot number. Which is almost impossible in my eyes to achieve. Without seeing the part, or knowing prices on powder ect. For example the place wants me to coat a peice of sheet metal in a metallic gold powder, then put a clear coat on it. Then switch to gloss black and pc a sheet metal frame for the same job. Where do you start?
3 different powders. 3 different color changes. 3 trips to the time machine... ect...
This is usually what I do to figure out quotes
Powder Cost x 2 or 3
Hook Cost x 2
PreTreatment Cost x 2
Oven Cost - However many peices I can physically get on my racks and divide that by my total cost per hr to run my shop. This includes your wage. This number might be outragous sometimes.
100pcs/$120= $.83 ea oven cost
then add all other expenses like powder, hook, pretreatment... ect.
I'm probably way off but I do alright. I used PCI's part quoting in the PC Handbook.
This is what I am after. Not sure if its achiveable?
With all proper Prep applied to part.
Metallics Cost / Sq Ft
STD POWDER Cost / Sq Ft
Dormant Cost / Sq Ft
Textures Cost / Sq Ft
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