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jb185
08-13-2012, 09:32 AM
Anyone tried to nest all of their parts onto a single say 4x10 sheet in a CAD file? The problem i am having is that the places here in omaha want to charge me a "Line Item" fee for each file as well as a "piece" price for each part. If i had all the parts onto one sheet, in one file, i think i could eliminate that line item cost? The two bids i have are into the thousands. Thoughts?

thanks

yoshi
08-13-2012, 09:54 AM
That's how they make their money. They will actually nest the parts before they cut them to eliminate their waste and maximize their profit, but they will charge you by the shape each part would take up as if done on it's own....

jb185
08-13-2012, 11:42 AM
They wanna charge a line item minimum of $150 per file, plus a piece price of $30..... they said they only deal in large volume runs so thats why it's so much.

jb185
08-13-2012, 11:44 AM
I am waiting on a couple of other bids too, so maybe they will be better.

dunerocket
08-13-2012, 11:49 AM
That's absurd, you need to shop around a bit more.

yoshi
08-13-2012, 12:08 PM
They wanna charge a line item minimum of $150 per file, plus a piece price of $30..... they said they only deal in large volume runs so thats why it's so much.



Did you ask if they threw in a free drum of Vaseline when they quote stuff like that?

I don't know who your dealing with, but call them back and tell them Yoshi said to make you a better deal.......

jb185
08-13-2012, 12:15 PM
I'm afraid to call them back, they will probably charge me for the phone call!

gvouvakos
08-13-2012, 12:49 PM
I'm afraid to call them back, they will probably charge me for the phone call!

Haha.. Look around for other shops in your area.. 30 dollars per piece is too too much :cool:

LilChubby
08-13-2012, 01:05 PM
Did you search here on the forum. I thought I read that there were 1 or 2 guys on here cutting parts.

louis
08-13-2012, 02:31 PM
I have used GK Machine (503) 678-5525, their prices were less than I could get them cut locally.

Louis

Bullnerd
08-13-2012, 02:50 PM
I have used GK Machine (503) 678-5525, their prices were less than I could get them cut locally.

Louis

Ditto,I'm in Jersey,clear across the country.I couldnt even buy the material for thier price shipped to me.small parts but still.

Deranged
08-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Wow. On our water jet, we charge per hour. Say you send me a DXF, I plug it into flow path, and it will give me an estimated time. Our water jet is more for internal parts for us, but we do small jobs like this as well. We charge $125 per hour of run time, and $50 for handling the parts. Loading the table, unloading the parts. Let me know if I can help.

Justin.

jb185
08-13-2012, 07:48 PM
Just got a bid this afternoon for $775 so we are getting closer but not quite there...

jb185
08-16-2012, 09:13 AM
Now $790 plus cost of material......

Deranged
08-16-2012, 10:40 AM
Send me a pm, and I will see what I can do.

jb185
08-17-2012, 10:02 AM
Pm sent.

fatal-exception
08-17-2012, 11:27 AM
Cut steel parts where I work are a buck a pound +/- delivered to our door. I usually nest all the pieces required onto a large sheet, and they charge us a buck a pound for the weight of the sheet. That's enough to cover their programming, cutting, and handling. Mind you, we are dealing in thousands of pounds at a time...

How does that price work out for the weight of the parts you are getting cut?

LiveWire
08-17-2012, 12:57 PM
I never saw the sheet thickness. 4x10x12x12x.28 (weight per CI of steel) / 8 = $201.60 for a 4x10 sheet of 1/8". $302.40 for 3/16. That's pretty cheap.

Y.O.R
08-17-2012, 10:43 PM
If you where in Canada , I would cut the lot for 250.00 plus materials.:D

jb185
08-29-2012, 06:43 PM
Getting my parts cut now. The 3 week lead time is a bummer though. I just cant wait to get going on this!

chrisMX-15
08-30-2012, 06:46 PM
And thats why my next shop purchase is a CNC machine!!!!!!!!!

TONYCYB
09-11-2012, 12:52 PM
I just finished nesting all the plates up so if you need them pm me also if your in ca I can cut them for you