View Full Version : CNC mill rates?

01-16-2007, 07:18 PM
I've been propositioned to build/coppy a set of scope mounts. Will be the first for me.
What is the going rate for the drafting in CAD and the milling rate bridgeport series 1?
I have a feeling they arn't going to be cheap. :)
Canadian rates would be the best but any will do.

01-16-2007, 08:15 PM
American dollars 45 to 100 a hour, depending on a whole lot of things.

01-16-2007, 08:26 PM
Yup, $40 - $100 USD here round Ohio as well. It also depends on what the guy thinks he can get ya for. But thats not uncommon.


01-16-2007, 10:04 PM
Ya thats around what I thought.

01-17-2007, 01:17 AM
My shop rate for fixing computers was $50 cdn per hour, not much overhead there. The biggest job shop in town charges $75 per hour.

01-17-2007, 02:34 AM
There was a time when I was getting $75 an hour for 3 painters. It would take several hours each day cover their wages, paint, gas etc. The afternoon money was all mine tho and that's about when I'd go out to the van and get me a $225 nap ....


01-17-2007, 07:35 AM
Cash $30 dollars an hour. Canadian

01-17-2007, 12:25 PM
The final cost will be the issue here, not the shop rate.

Go to a large CNC shop, the salesman will accept the job, he'll pass it to the shop foreman, who'll pass it to the programmer, who'll pass it to the machinist. The machinist will have to go back to the salesman for details that were lost in translation between several levels of "management". The salesman will have to go back to the customer to verify. All the while you're paying the "shop rate", even if no work has been done.

Go to a one man shop and you'll talk with the guy doing the work.

01-17-2007, 01:29 PM
I am the one man shop I think I will go with 40 or 50 and see where I end up.
I will proly have to cut a deal sinse I am just learning. And very slow when it comes to the CAD part.
Thaks for the replys.