I have a client who wants a part manufactured from epoxy and fiberglass fabric.
The requirement is for a male plug and from that a female mould to make a component approx 30" x 30" x 20" high at approx 1/8" thick
Initially the component will be a one off but if sales take off the mould or moulds would be expected to make several components per month.
Generally how does one calculate the cost of the plug and moulds assuming the plug is from foam covered with epoxy and the mould is polyester or vinyl-ester grp. Work out the machining hours add materials and leave it at that?
Secondly, what's the normal practise as regards ownership of such plugs and moulds given that the design of the component is copyright.