Analysis of manufacturing costs for powder metallurgy (pm) gear manufacturing processes: a case study of a helical drive gear

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This paper presents a thorough manufacturing cost analysis for a powder metallurgy (PM) manufactured gear (using press and sintering technique—P/S), through a case study of a R&D 4th drive gear (a helical gearwheel) utilizing both real usage data from six companies and some estimated data from literatures. The chosen costs calculation method, performance part costing (PPC), is comprehensive and designed to follow the manufacturing process routes. The result is an excel based cost calculation tool for analysis of performance driven manufacturing costs for use by practitioners with the capability of serving as a decision support system (DSS) in production development issues. The impacts of three scenarios of (1) gear rolling process automation, (2) overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) parameters improvement and (3) increase in energy price on the total PM gear manufacturing costs are simulated, results are presented and discussed, sensitivity analyses are performed, and outcomes are further discussed.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics


  • Decision support system (DSS), Gear manufacturing, Manufacturing cost, Powder metallurgy (PM), Sustainability, Sustainable production
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcoDesign and Sustainability I
Subtitle of host publicationProducts, Services, and Business Models
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-6779-7
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-6778-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 3
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameSustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management
ISSN (Print)2194-0541
ISSN (Electronic)2194-055X