Machining Time Calculation Software
Inaccurate Cycletimes = Lost Profits
Accurate Cost Estimating & Quoting BEGINS with an Accurate Machining Time Estimate
Inaccurate machining time calculations lead to inaccurate quoting … which fills your machine shop with unprofitable work … tying up machinery and personnel … ruining the ability to bring in profitable work. It is a vicious cycle that keeps repeating itself in a downward spiral of lost profits.
KipwareCYC® cycletime estimating / machining time calculation software can STOP the losses and insure accurate manufacturing cost estimating.
Innaccurate Cycletime and It's Effect on Machine Utilization
Inaccurate machining time estimation can have negative effects on the efficiency and profitability of machining operations. Some of the possible effects are :
- Overestimating machining time can lead to underutilization of machine capacity, wasted resources, higher production costs and lower competitiveness.
- Underestimating machining time can lead to overloading of machine capacity, delays in delivery, poor quality and customer dissatisfaction.
Therefore, it is important to use reliable methods and data to estimate machining time as accurately as possible. KipwareCYC® has been proven in the trenches and is trusted by thousands of machine shops around the world.
The Most Successful Shops Know ...
The Key to ACCURATE Cycletime Estimating
There is NO substitute. The KEY to accurate machining time calculations is to insure the machining process and cutting parameters used in the estimate ACCURATELY reflect what happens on YOUR SHOP FLOOR. “Book knowledge” and “user data” is useless if it doesn’t reflect what happens on YOUR shop floor.
The real world design of KipwareCYC® machining time calculation software insures estimated machining cycletimes times are YOUR times.
And what about FEATURE RECOGNITION ?
DON’T BE FOOLED !! If the process … the cutting parameters … the machines used in the estimate are NOT an exact reproduction of YOUR shop and it’s capabilities … it means basically … faster, inaccurate estimates. AND THAT’S DANGEROUS for your business.
No one knows your shop better than YOU !! KipwareCYC® combines the power of automation with YOUR knowledge to create cycletimes and cutting conditions that can DEFINITIVELY be reproduced on YOUR shop floor.
Your Shop is UNIQUE
Your workflow, your process, your equipment, your personnel and capabilities are UNIQUE. Creating accurate machining time calculations and cycletimes requires taking all those factors into account. “Feature recognition” does NOT … and really just means faster, inaccurate estimates.
The KipwareCYC® design insures your cycletimes reflect YOUR shop.
The REAL WORLD flexible design of KipwareCYC® enables it to handle cycletime estimating for a wide range of equipment …
- Conventional & Multi-Axis Turning
- Live Tool Turning Centers
- Vertical Machining Centers
- Horizontal Machining Centers
- Automatic & Manual Saw
- EDM & Waterjet
- Manual Turning & Milling
- Manual & Automatic Welding
- OD, ID & Surface Grinders
- … and more.
CAD/CAM for Estimating
A key component to efficient machining time calculations and cycletimes is a process that is fast and accurate without being overblown. Using your CAD/CAM system and operator to create a G code program for a workpiece you may never machine is overblown and inefficient. KipwareCYC® produces accurate times through an efficient interface.
And because you are not tied to a CAD/CAM system … there are no compatibility or integration or other financial issues to get in the way.
CONSISTENCY is KEY
KipwareCYC’s database design insures that your machining time estimates will contain consistent and accurate speeds and feeds across all estimates. Customers will see consistent times and your shop will be able to reproduce estimated speeds, feeds and times.
Using KipwareCYC® you will estimate with CONFIDENCE knowing the work you win will actually make profits.
KipwareCYC® is driven by two databases … one for machine specs and one for cutting parameters. Shipped data includes tons of common materials and machines to get you up and running quickly … but can be easily altered to accurately reflect your shop. This concept means that speeds, feeds and time WILL BE CONSISTENT and WILL ACCURATELY REFLECT what actually happens on your shop floor.
Our proprietary formulas and database structures include options to add and edit machine information and cutting parameters to ensure precision in your estimates and streamline your estimating process. Say goodbye to guesstimating.
From Estimate to Road Map
KipwareCYC® will auto create ROUTING SHEETS from the machining time estimate that give programming and set-up a ROAD MAP of how to get from estimated times to actual times. Input from the floor can be used to “tweak” database data to insure future machining time estimates are even closer to what actually happens on YOUR shop floor.
The more you use it the more accurate it gets.
No Cloud Based BS
- NO internet connection required EVER
- Lifetime License
- You OWN everything … including any estimates you create aong the way !!
- NO Maintenance Fees … EVER
- Includes -2- Seats Standard
- Upgrade When You Want … If You Want … based on what features we have added.
- Includes unlimited, forever FREE access to our online video training library.
- Includes unlimited, forever FREE access to the online User Manual.
Easily Create Powerful What-If Scenarios
Auto-Calculate Labor Costs
Machining time calculations and cycletimes can quickly be turned into labor cost estimates with the included RTC ( Run Time Calculator ) application. Quickly see hours required to complete the run and labor costs involved in the production. What-if-scenarios can be done using hours worked per day or # of parts to manufacture.
Take your estimate to production with confidence.
Multi Part Fixtures and Indexing Scenarios Included
Quickly and easily explore cycletimes based on multi-part fixtures or indexing type fixturing. Simply complete the layout fields and KipwareCYC® will instantly create the complete cycletime to machine all parts complete.
Our powerful, proprietary formulas will automatically amortize movement and tool changes to create an accurate overall cycletime.
Use the new data to decide if fixture building or multi-part fixturing / machining is worth it.
Swiss Type and Multi-Turret / Multi-Spindle CNC Cycletime Estimating Included
Using our innovative “GHOSTING” process, users can quickly and easily create cycletime estimates for swiss type and multi-turret / multi-spindle CNC turning centers. Simply estimate all operations using KipwareCYC® … then easily “ghost” operations that will be performed in tandem with other operations to quickly and easily create a cycletime estimate in which you can have complete confidence.
Seamless INCH / METRIC Integration
Being able to estimate machining times completely in either an INCH or METRIC world … or both … is crucial and KipwareCYC® offers full integration. Any database can be auto-converted from INCH to METRIC or METRIC to INCH with a single button click allowing users the freedom and flexibility to use their system of choice … or bounce back and forth … with no loss of data or ease of use.
Database back-ups can be created with a single button click to insure your data is secure and your work accurate. Users drive the back-up schedule and they can be performed as often as necessary.
KipwareCYC® fully integrates with our KipwareQTE® – Machine Shop Job Costing & Estimating application.
Create your machining cycletimes in KipwareCYC® … then import them into KipwareQTE® and all LABOR COSTS associated with each machining opeartion will be automatically calculated and included in the cost estimate.
Whether individually or combined with other Kipware® applications … KipwareCYC® is a powerful tool to keep your cost estimating and quoting processes on track.
CAD Models to Estimate Cycletime ?
All the rage today is “my customer supplies the CAD drawing” or “my customer supplies the model”. Great … just use your estimating software to calculate the machining cycletime from that … RIGHT ????
The “TRUTH” that no one ever talks about is that more and more … due to either CAD operator inexperience or whatever … drawings, solid models, and similar intended to be able to be used directly are incorrect. Issues range from models not being to scale, models that require corrections and re-drawing or at least a thorough double-check. These errors are very time consuming and costly … and could even be catastrophic if you are trying to create profitable estimates from inaccurate models.
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