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Laser Cutting Estimating

By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015
, By Dave Ferguson
April 21, 2015

Laser cutting sheet metal parts is very common in the industry.  Not too many years ago laser cutting was new and estimating the costs was new.  Now, laser cutting estimating has become much more accurate through software simulations.
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Analysis Of Overhead Expenses

By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
July 13, 2012

Overhead expenses are all the costs not directly associated with the manufacturing of a specific product.  Raw material costs and direct labor are two examples which do not fall into the category of overhead expenses.  These costs are incurred by...
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Job Shop Burden Expenses

By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012
, By Dave Ferguson
June 27, 2012

Direct Burden Expenses
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Indirect Material Costs

By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 19, 2011

Indirect material costs are those that are not directly added into the product. There are many times where materials are required to manufacture a part but are not put directly into the product.  Examples of this may include oils, lubricants for...
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Job Costing Software

By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011
, By Dave Ferguson
February 09, 2011

Job Costing has been around for many years to determine the cost of manufacturing a given product.  The process by which the expenses are record is costing.  Job costing software should make the process of recording the transaction simpler and not...
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Estimating is more than Setup and Run Time Part 1

By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010
, By Dave Ferguson
July 19, 2010

Many estimators put a lot of time into figuring out how to estimate setup time.  Setup time is a key component when doing estimates for basic operations like shearing, forming, laser, punch presss or any other operation which requires a setup...
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