The cost structure of powder metallurgy parts is very large, and different powder metallurgy parts are also different. In general, it is the cost of materials, water and electricity, labor costs, management costs, post-processing costs, other consumable costs, machine losses, and so on.
Some people think that the cost of powder metallurgy parts is mainly the cost of materials. In fact, this is wrong. Generally speaking, the cost of materials accounts for only 1/3, and the cost of electricity costs is basically the same as the cost of materials. In the case of labor increasing year by year, the labor cost is also very high. In an ordinary powder metallurgy part, the large process consists of mold design and production, pressing and sintering. At least one engineer is required for mold design and production. The installation and adjustment of the mold involved in the pressing also requires a technical master, and an engineer is required for sintering. The salary of these masters is also relatively high. The process of loading and adjusting molds takes 2-5 hours depending on the complexity of the molds. After sintering, many powders have post-processing steps, which is also a great cost. We will not talk more about other costs.
In summary, the cost structure of powder metallurgy parts is also relatively complicated.