Controlling costs

With material now at an all time high, everyone is looking at how they can control costs. One simple way would be to evaluate the material thickness of your project and decide if you are able to use a little thinner material.


Another option would be to look at your flat blank layout. Does your layout provide the best sheet yield? Can you modify the design a little to get more parts on a raw sheet of material? Our typical material sizes are 48x120 and 60x120. During the material shortages and allocation the 60x120 sheets have become harder to get. Sticking with just a 48x120 sheet, one example would be if your parts flattens out to over 24" in any direction you will potentially reduce your sheet yield in half since anything over 24" wide cannot nest side by side.