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Tools for Tinker AFB – Faster and Cheaper!

Model to Part Less Than One Day

Tool

Raw Material Machining

Assembly

Assumed Hourly

Electron Beam

Estimated

($)*

(Hrs)**

(Brazing)

Rate ($/Hr)

Melting ($)

Costs ($)

Conventional Fabrication

100

40

N/A

75

3100

Electron Beam Melting

150

8

75

1250

2000

“…no problems with fit, form, and function of wrench” Michael Bartholomew Sub Unit Chief Repair & Development

18

1825 1100

More Than 33% Cost Savings Possible

75 75

750

Coupling Wrench

24 4

N/A

25 50

Nut Retaining Ring Removal Wrench

Conventional Fabrication Electron Beam Melting

  • *

    Estimated based on size

** Estimate from Tinker

of part

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