Pricing & Delivery
TGP bar's prices vary depending on the level of quality required. The better the quality, the more the production time, the higher the cost, and the higher the selling price. When lower quality is acceptable production times can be reduced resulting in a lower selling price. Variables that affect production costs are mass flow, scrap losses and lot sizes. Mass flow is the amount of steel that can be produced in a period of time and is expressed mathematically as the cross section area of the bar in square feet, times the speed of the bar in feed per minute, times the weight of the bar in tons per cubic foot. Scrap lost is the weight of the material removed expressed as percentage of the total weight of the bar before peeling. Lot size is the amount of product being run before a size change is required. Many manufacturers produce only a low quality commodity bar. Some do not pre-straighten but send the hot rolled bar directly to the turning machine. Bars are processed through the turning machine as fast as possible with less than the optimum number of wraps. Post straightening may be done without changing the angles between the rolls (roll angle) Grinding is done with the largest reduction possible. In some cases the bar produced is good enough for its intended use and to do more is unnecessary.
At Quality Bar we understand all the trades off involved in the manufacturing of TGP bars. Quality Bar's niche is to custom-engineer bars to satisfy customer's requirements keeping selling prices to a minimum.