Introduction
Labor &
Overhead
Material
Calculation
Sample Cost

 

 

 

Variations-
Metal
Transfer
Equipment
Power
Supply
Shielding
Gases
Wire
Electrodes
Safety
Welding
Techniques
Welding
Conditions
Economics
Weld
Defects
Mig Spot
Welding
Tables

 

7 Adding these, the welding cost per foot is $.2249 ($.738 per meter). As can be seen, labor and overhead are 83% of the total. One item worthy of note is that in any calculation of welding cost per foot(m) of weld, the shielding gas cost in Mig welding is never more than 10% of the total cost of the weld, whether pure CO2  or more expensive argon mixture is used.  Both gases have their technical advantages and disadvantages.  The choice is based on which affords the greatest overall advantage in your application.  Even on a 60% duty cycle, toe total gas cost per foot of weldment is between $.01 and $.025 ($.03 - $.082/meter). *Cost will vary, depending on amount purchased, AWS classification and geographical location. +Cost will vary, depending on amount purchased, method of delivery and geographical location.  The $.075 cu. ft. gas cost shown represents an approximate national average for high pressure and liquid cylinders and the large bulk users.           $15 68.58 x 60 x .60 = $.607 /meter of weld 100 .03 x $.65 Wire – .95               = $.0205 per foot of weld .044 x 1.43 .95 = $.066 per meter of weld Shielding Gas – 35 x $.075    27 x 60 = $.0194 per foot of weld           12 991 x $.0026 68.58 x 60/100 = $.0638 per meter of weld