Total cost reductions
The use of SunForce permits mold fabrication at low-cost, and dramatically reduces the amount of resin used, and consequently enables total cost reduction,.
Particularly for components requiring thermal insulation and light weight, SunForce is a material that is cost-effective in terms of reducing the number of components required, reducing man-hours, and in reducing labor.
A comparison of lots of 10,000 components manufactured from SunForce and an injection resin product is shown below.
|Raw material||SunForce™||Injected product|
|Units (per shot)||4||1|
|Raw material cost||85||100|
* Foaming molds are inexpensive. A number of SunForce units of 4/shot is assumed in order to equalize the processing costs of each.