Material Section Coefficient (Cs)

Most processes have a mimimum material capablity before secondary proceses are required to produce the design thickness. The section coefficient (Cs) takes that into account and applies an on-cost factor for that situation according to the process.

For a discussion of minimum material section and its impact on component cost see the book book "Process Selection from Design To Manufacture - 2nd Edition" by Swift and Booker - ISBN: 0-7506-5437-6