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Re: [Icehouse] Attn. Kristin, How much is a lot, anyway?

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 09 Mar 2007 16:08:05 +0000
Christopher H. wrote:
> You know, I know that the expense of a new mold was emphasized,
> but how expensive is it really?  Are we talking a few thousand,
> or like dozens of thousands?

> To date, all injection-molded Icehouse pieces ever made have
> come out of the exact same mold, a "family" mold we commissioned
> in 1999 at a cost of around $10,000.
> [...]
> What we need before we can make any more Icehouse sets is a trio
> of new molds, each of which makes 5 pieces at a time, with hot
> runner gating. And a new molding system like that is going to
> cost tens of thousands of dollars to create, which of course is
> way more money than we have available.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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