Work performed in the shop is
charged out on a time plus materials basis. Customers are
required to cover the costs of shipping, freight and travel
expenses (if any of these are part of a job). I don't mark
up materials and/or any outsourcing costs like plasma, laser or
water jet cutting. These would become part of a job's cost
as they are charged to me. Hourly rates vary from $25/hr to
$100/hr depending on what type of work is being performed and the
machine tools used. Below is a table of tiered pricing and
what type(s) of work typically are included:
||Simple repairs and fabrication. No setup or
machine tools used. Rebuild or fixing a router would
fall into this category.
||CAD/CAM work, machine tool setup and general shop
fabrication. This rate covers about 80% of most
jobs. Custom panels, boxes and enclosures. TIG
and plastic welding operations. Product sourcing and
||Electronic design and prototyping. PCB
layout. Two dimensional CNC machining. Setup,
hold downs and fixtures. Accurate lathe turning
work. Software design and coding.
||3D layout, setup and CNC machining, expensive part
modification and/or repair. Complex fixture design.
No charges for travel to/from
local customer businesses.
money is important and I've found transparency avoids a lot
of misunderstandings that can create discomfort. If you have
questions about the above rates and how they will apply to
your specific project(s) please feel free to call or email
me at the contact information below. Always happy to
discuss customer needs and provide an estimate for services.
Money is important.