How do I Calculate the Cost of Radio Frequency (RF) Welding or Heat Sealing?

We can help you to determine the factors involved in figuring the cost of a welded product. Since there can be many significant requirements for each product, one important cost consideration comes in the selection of materials such as vinyl, coated fabrics and other polar molecular and textile materials. Our product designers and engineers offer the expertise in material selection and process applications  you’ll need before the fabrication process gets underway.

Consider the material to be sealed

If you can identify the base material(s) of which the proposed unit will be constructed, we just need an accurate sketch showing fairly exact dimensions and construction. We’ll also need to know the functionality of the product to determine what, if any, ancillary services are required. Since radio frequency welding, heat sealing and/or commercial sewing methods are used in the fabrication of flexible products, the material selection is important in order to not only facilitate manufacturing, but to make sure any ancillary products can be securely attached and function properly.

Consider the application of a heat sealed or an RF welded product

If you cannot identify the base material(s) that will form the unit, we will need to know the intended application and how critical the overall dimensions are. We’ll also need to know the anticipated environment the unit will be subjected. We will provide you with various material options and their advantages and disadvantages associated with RF welding or heat sealing processes. In either scenario, we may have questions. However, once those questions are answered we can furnish you with a unit cost broken out by quantity. We will also provide you with an accurate production lead time.

Please note: If the intended application is for fluid containment or gas containment, we would need to know the internal pressure, target volume of containment and the fluid or gas that is to be contained.

Include prototyping, testing & quantity before the final production run

For us to provide you with the best projection of cost, we take into account all the variables that may be required to construct the finished product.

  • If a product is new, prototyping is a good idea to assure the product does what it is intended to do.
  • A smart cost saving tip is to consider testing with a prototype in order to prevent mistakes in how the product is engineered, manufactured, and utilized.

Additional time and costs are necessary for prototyping and testing so additional time should be figured into the timetable before determining a production schedule for a full manufacturing run of the product.