The estimation process moves exactly in the pattern how you will be manufacturing the component in your shop floor. This gives a very realistic picture of the estimate and ensures that nothing has gone missing.
Feature based input
As the estimation moves in Machine Set-up and Operations based format minimum information needed to calculate the machining time.The application software is ready with 32 machining operations used in our shop-floor. If requested more operations can be covered making the software more versatile.
Material Costing on Gross Material consumed
The software is ready with the following materialsBar Stock :Round, Square, Rectangle, HexCasting/Forging : Per Pc.Pipe :Round, Square, RectangleProfiles:I Beam, C-Channel, Anglewith just minimum dimensional inputs its possible to work on the material costing. The end piece loss in Bundle cutting on Bandsaw/Hacksaw as well as during bar feeding operations on lathes is considered.The program also has over 800+ material database already filled in for ready use.Tool Library DatabaseThe software has back end ready to build your very own Machine Shop Tool Library and use the Speed and Feed that you actually employ in your shop floor.Selection of the right tool and speed feed is of paramount importance as this affects your time estimates. Also Tool manufacturers data is showing the optimum values that the tool can withstand, but in reality your shop floor uses its own data to have most effective results.As tool data selection is completely based on the machine limitations, work holding, process capability and tool rigidity, this requires experience in selecting the right parameters.
Analysis of Estimates
Get information ready to negotiate with your customers, now you really know what is your cost of manufacturing the component.The software has the feature to analyse the estimated made and with change of Quantity, Profit Margins, Rejection %, Profit Amount and Sale Price. the Graph gives you the results preparing to discuss with your customers.