How to Relate Body Tooling Budgets to Quantity Requirements 330025
HAVING pointed out that one of the industry's most serious errors is overestimating its requirements, Mr. Manning shows how body tool budgets can be set up in relation to the quantities expected to be produced.
While shunning the argument regarding relative merits from a design standpoint of the all-steel and the composition body, he does approach the question from a purely manufacturing standpoint when he says:
“It will be found that certain designs lend themselves more readily to steel construction and, from a cost standpoint only, wood may be eliminated to advantage. It will become apparent, therefore, that at some point in the estimated production quantities you will find from a purely economical standpoint wood being replaced by formed steel sections in whole or in part.”