How is the price calculated?

Laser Cutting

The Price is made up of two things, the cutting cost and the material cost.

Material price

The material price is easy, it is just a yield per sheet, divided by the sheet price plus our margin. For greater quantities, you are only paying for what you use. For quantities under the minimum charge (see below), we will give you as many as we can for your money.

Laser CuttingCut price

The cutting pricing is calculated from the total time taken to produce the part.
There are three things that affect the time;

  1. Cutting time – time taken to do all the cutting
  2. Pierce time – time taken to do all the piercing
  3. Travel time – time taken to travel between pierces and between parts

Note that the travel time usually doesn’t influence the price to a great degree, as it does it at maximum machine velocity.

What do we need to give you a price?

Laser Cutting1. A .dxf or .dwg file of the part you wish to cut – our CAM package can calculate the information we need straight off the file – this gives you the most accurate price.

Or, a fully dimensioned drawing and we will calculate what we need to know from that.

2. A required batch size or quantity
3. A material description, including thickness, type, grade and finish
eg. 3mm thick, stainless steel, 304 (standard grade) #4 (satin finish)

Minimum charge jobs; There is a minimum charge of $120 Plus G.S.T.
This includes programming, material and cutting. It also includes the set-up on the machine. Remember, we are happy to give you as many as we can for your money.

Programming; The programming charge exists to cover the drawing of the part (for those customers who do not provide cad files), the machine programming, and the processing of the order. It is generally $20 plus G.S.T. for simple parts and customer supplied CAD files and the price increases for more complex parts. It is a one-off charge (per part type). Revisions to existing parts are generally free of charge.

Ownership of files; the files belong to the customer and shall not be given to any third party without the owner’s consent.

Lead times

For existing parts, production is usually 2-4 working Days, for new parts you may need to allow approximately 5-7 Working Days. Although we will try our hardest to get your job done as soon as we can, this is a guide only.