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Plastic part quoting has just gotten easier with the latest iteration of the CostMate injection molding part cost estimator from IDES Inc. (Laramie, WY). The new CostMate has been integrated into the online Prospector plastics search engine so that resin information is transparently pulled into estimates. Prospector is a search engine for plastic material datasheets from 801 global resin manufacturers.

August 23, 2010

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CostMate update integrates part pricing into Prospector

Plastic part quoting has just gotten easier with the latest iteration of the CostMate injection molding part cost estimator from IDES Inc. (Laramie, WY). The new CostMate has been integrated into the online Prospector plastics search engine so that resin information is transparently pulled into estimates. Prospector is a search engine for plastic material datasheets from 801 global resin manufacturers. 

NF_100823_IDES_Cost_Mate_low_res.jpgProject quotes can now be easily stored and retrieved for future use. Additionally, a secondary cost feature makes it easy to account for things like shipping, packaging or other items. Full part and sprue/runner entries make it possible to track material and regrind use and cost.

"An accurate estimate of per piece part cost is essential when developing a plastic product," says IDES. "The challenge is making sure that all of the cost drivers have been accounted for. Mistakes during the estimation phase can be tremendously costly once the part is actually produced and sold." —[email protected]

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