Avoid the cost iceberg

The value of selecting the correct tooling material is more important than it seems. The initial cost may be small but the rewards can be significant. Choose a standard but inferior material and hidden costs for treatment, broken tools, maintenance and disruptions in production, soon add up and reduce your profitability. At Uddeholm we call all this the cost iceberg.

The cost of the tool steel in a mould usually represents only 10 - 15% of the tool cost and an even smaller part of the total tooling cost. Often savings made on buying cheaper steel turn out to be false economy.

Increased value for every link in the supply chain.

Wherever you are in the supply chain, you can achieve Best Total Economy by choosing an Uddeholm material.

The cost of the steel is just a small part of the total cost. Downtime and maintenance stops cause a lot of hidden costs!