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How is the price of the workpieces calculated?

If your workpiece can be produced, teknow will show you the price for one part as well as for two, five, 10 and 50 parts on the workpiece page – after closing the CAD editor. Depending on the number of parts and possibly also other parts ordered, the unit price can drop considerably. The price for a workpiece is made up of variable costs – those that increase with the number of parts – and the fixed costs. Variable costs are, for example, the costs for the machine time (depending on the material, thickness, cutting length, number of grooves) and the material price. The fixed costs include the incoming check of the production file, importing the data to the production machine and accounting, sometimes also a tool creation, as with photo-chemical etching. The fixed costs are distributed over the number of parts ordered. Therefore, the unit price decreases as the number of parts increases. Furthermore, there may be an additional discount for some production methods if you order different parts made of the same material (same machine, same material, same thickness). Then we only have to fetch the material from the warehouse once and place it on the machine. We pass on the saved expenses in the form of a discount – shown in the bottom line in the shopping cart.