MATERIALS: AGS Technology has launched, on its website, the AGStimator, a do-it-yourself plastic part cost estimator based on its Injectoblend™ line of recycled materials. In less than a minute, the AGStimator can provide a cost competitive injection molding quotation for a structural part made from a choice of high performance AGS Injectoblend™ recycled materials.
The AGStimator requires only nine pieces of information in order to calculate piece part price: 1) Part#/Description, 2) Tooling new or existing, 3) Annual volume, 4) Material type, 5) Part weight, 6) Molding machine size, 7) Cavities, Cycle time, and 9) Labor/Operator requirements.
The AGStimator offers six different Injectoblend™ grades of recycled raw material available to choose from: General Purpose ABS (FABS007), High Impact ABS+PC Blend (FABSPC003), 33 percent Glass Reinforced Nylon 66 (FPA66233), Impact Modified Polycarbonate (FPC120), Acetal Copolymer (FPOM110), and 30 percent Glass Reinforced Polypropylene (FPP330). These six Injectoblend™ grades are the most popular of the more than 50 standard and custom formulations in AGS Technology’s portfolio.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson