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Why Are Difficult-to-Machine Parts So Expensive?

Posted by Chip Holm on Jan 6, 2021 1:34:23 PM

Explaining the High Cost of DTM Parts

It’s no secret that difficult-to-machine (DTM) parts are expensive. To compound that, from a customer standpoint, the number of shops willing to entertain machining Inconel, titanium, Hastelloy, Kovar, invar and other DTMs are few and far between. When it comes to pricing, material, labor, and tooling, are all very expensive in the machining process.

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Topics: Insider, titanium price, inconel price