SOURCE: IDES Inc.

IDES Inc.

August 19, 2010 10:55 ET

IDES Unveils New CostMate® Plastic Injection Molding Part Cost Estimator & Quote System

LARAMIE, WY--(Marketwire - August 19, 2010) -  An accurate estimate of piece part cost is essential when developing a plastic product. The challenge is making sure that all of the cost drivers have been accounted for. Mistakes during the estimation phase can be tremendously costly once the part is actually produced and sold.

In 1997, IDES originally developed CostMate® to help plastic injection molders determine the true cost of an injection molded plastic part. The new CostMate® has been integrated into the Prospector plastics search engine so that resin information is transparently pulled into estimates. Project quotes can now be easily stored and retrieved for future use. Additionally, a secondary cost feature makes it easy to account for things like shipping, packaging or other items. Full part and sprue/runner entries make it possible to track material and regrind use and cost.

More information is available at: http://www.ides.com/costmate

Downloadable Images
CostMate® Screenshot: http://www.ides.com/images/prospector/IDES-Costmate.jpg
CostMate® Report Screenshot: http://www.ides.com/images/prospector/IDES-Costmate-Report.jpg

About IDES Inc.
IDES is a plastic materials information management company. The Plastics Web® from IDES is a website with a vertical search engine connecting tens of thousands of companies around the globe with plastics content and technical datasheets from 800 global resin manufacturers. The company provides custom information management services for nearly all resin distributors and a number of resin manufacturers. IDES is headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, with offices in Europe.

For more information, visit www.ides.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Nathan Potter
    Marketing Manager
    IDES Inc.
    Phone: 307-742-9227 ext. 246
    Email: Email Contact