Costs

The Food Biosphere is manufacturered using highly precision state of the art computer controlled CNC machines

This CNC manufacturing facility above is available to fabricate the Food Biosphere kits.

 

The following are the manufacturing cost estimates to manufacture the first set of molds. These figures are subject to change as the cost of materials can vary.

Tooling for Molds
     
CAD/CAM    
 $    600.00
Plug Foam      $   3,600.00
Coating      $   3,200.00
Polyurethane      $    600.00
Molds      $   3,000.00
 
Total Estimate  $  34,000.00


Molds Labor Cost
Hourly Rate Estimated Hours Wages
Employee 1  $   25.00 520  $  13,000.00
Employee 2  $   10.00 520  $    5,200.00
Employee 3  $   10.00 520  $    5,200.00
 
Total Estimate  $  23,400.00

This creates the first set of molds for a total of $57,400



Prototype Labor Cost
Hourly Rate Estimated Hours Wages
Employee 1  $   25.00 120  $   3,000.00
Employee 2  $   15.00 120  $   1,800.00
Employee 3  $   15.00 120  $   1,800.00
Employee 4  $   15.00 120  $   1,800.00
 
Total Estimate  $  8,400.00

This is the labor to build the first kit $8,400

Production Labor Cost
Hourly Rate Estimated Hours Wages
Employee 1  $   25.00 40  $  1000.00
Employee 2  $   15.00 40  $  600.00
Employee 3  $   15.00 40  $  600.00
Employee 4  $   15.00 40  $  600.00
 
Total Estimate  $  2,800.00

Once in production the labor to build each kit drops to $2,800

 


Manufactured Kit Cost 30 foot diameter kit
       
Materials      
Hemp     $ 600
Adobe     $ 3,600
Polyvinyl     $ 3,200
Basalt     $ 600
       
Total     $8,000
       
Labor      
4 employees     $ 2,800
 
Total Estimate  $  10,800.00

This is the total cost to manufacture one kit $11,000


Note:
The cost for materials and labor to make the first set of molds for the 30 foot diameter Food Biosphere kit is approximately $57,400.
The first prototype cost is $8,400 labor and $8,000 materials = $16,400 to produce the first kit.
Once in production cost is $2,800 labor and $8,000 materials = $10,800 is the production cost of each following kit.
The molds can be reused over 1,000 times to produce 1,000 kits.

 

Current Production Status

The essential copyrighted CAD design is now complete, which is utilized by the CNC machinery to replicate the components with exact precision. The remaining CAD elements to complete are the doorway configurations for both the 30' and 18' diameter size, the vent openings and the "optional" internal growing beds/tanks which could be utilized for either soil or turn-key aquaponic plant & fish tank arrangements are all that is left.

Once the initial molds are created and the first Food Biosphere kits are created and assembled, we can then create a professional video presentation for marketing with the actual product showing how to step-by-step assemble and also demonstrate it in actual operation growing plants for food. Once these costs are covered and the costs calculated for packing and FOB shipping to customers globally, we can then go into large scale marketing of this product.

For further information please contact us at 541.595.8000