This tool was created to allow designers, engineers, or procurement personnel to evaluate the best way to make any metal part. It provides a simple format to quickly compare different materials and processes against each other while accounting for direct material and labor costs, variable overhead, as well as material strength.

This spreadsheet is copyrighted property of Plus Mfg, LLC but is free for you to download and use through CC BY license. We very much welcome your feedback as we strive to make this tool better and more accurate.