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Factors in Gear Manufacturing Pricing Structures, Part 2
Tue 10th Mar 2020 at 7:29am, 0 comments

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the primary factors that will influence the pricing of any of our custom gears. How much you pay for a given gear setup will hinge on several important factors, from materials used to machinability required, plus several others that speak to the particulars involved in the gears you require.

At Butler Gear, we're proud to offer a wide variety of custom gear types, including bevel gears, helical gears, pinion gears and many others as well, with custom engineering expertise and rapid response to all our client requests. In today's part two, we'll go over several additional factors that will help dictate your costs for your next gear order, including both market-related areas and those particular to your project needs.

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Special Requirements or Complexity

In many cases where gears are involved, particularly within custom gear manufacturing, there may be special requests or other requirements within the project that change the way the price is calculated. When the request from a client falls well outside the norm in terms of what would normally be requested under our standard product packages, it's common for a minor increase in price to accompany this request. This will obviously vary based on the nature of the request - speak to our pros about specific requirements your project may have and whether these will raise your expected cost.

Volume Orders

Many industries will offer discounts at a certain bulk order level, and the gear world is no different. If enough volume is ordered by a given client, a discount will usually be offered.

In addition, many gear manufacturers prioritize repeat business and long-term relationships. Down these lines, you'll often find discounts for frequent customers compared to the costs for one-time customers.

Turnaround Time Required

In most cases, standard turnaround time requirements for gear manufacturing will not come with any additional cost - at Butler Gear, this includes many rapid turnaround times. For certain products with an extreme rush on them, or that will require work outside the normal operating capacity of the manufacturer, however, cost may increase due to the increased strain involved in the ask.


Finally, another area that's similar to others in industry when it comes to gear pricing is comparing prices with others on the market. Naturally, no gear manufacturer wants to be the only one in the industry charging far higher prices than others - for this reason, you tend to see major manufacturer prices that have many similarities, though they will vary when you break them down into specifics.

For more on the factors influencing the cost of a given gear manufacturing project, or to learn about any of our custom-made gears, speak to the staff at Butler Gear today.

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