Machining Cycletime Estimating Software
Inaccurate Cycletimes = Lost Profits
Inaccurate machining cycletimes lead to inaccurate quoting … which fills your 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® machining cycletime estimating software can STOP the losses and insure accurate cost estimating.
The KEY to Accurate Cycletimes?
There is NO substitute. The KEY to accurate machining cycletimes 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® machine cycletime estimating software insures estimated times are YOUR times.
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 … suppose to be able to be used directly are not to scale … oftentimes require re-drawing … or at least a thorough double-check. Very time consuming … and very costly … and could even be catastrophic if you are trying to create profitable estimates.
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Do You Agree ?
- #1 : It’s IMPOSSIBLE to develop a profitable quote if you don’t accurately know how long it will take to manufacture the part.
- #2 : GUESSING at machining time places the accuracy and profitability of your entire quoting process in jeopardy.
Whether you are using the complete Kipware® quoting system … or just want to up your machining cycletime estimating game … KipwareCYC® will ensure that your cycletime estimates will be able to be reproduced on YOUR shop floor. After all … if you estimate a machining time and it can’t be reproduced on YOUR shop floor with YOUR equipment … you’re still guesstimating … and still losing money.
Realistic Cycletimes Based on YOUR SHOP ... that's the KipwareCYC® DIFFERENCE !!
- The KEY to accurate cycletime estimating is to ensure that everything that happens in the estimate … speeds, feeds, cutting conditions … reflects what will happen on YOUR shop floor. This is the PRIMARY design of KipwareCYC®.
- Databases are provided and can be easily re-configured for YOUR machines and YOUR cutting parameters.
- Proven databases designed around YOUR shop floor enu=sure CONSISTENCY and ACCURACY across all your estimates and all your customers.
- No CAD drawing or solid model is required to estimate with KipwareCYC®. CAD models are often withheld or not drawn correctly or to scale. KipwareCYC® gives users the ability to use print dimensions … ensuring accuracy.
- The included conversatinal CUT LENGTH CALCULATOR ensures that your estimates are calculated using length of cut … the most accurate way to determine how long the cutter is engaged in the cut.
- The included RUN TIME CALCULATOR quickly provides an overview of machining time required for the production run based on your actual cutting parameters, machine parameters and hours worked.
- With the included MULTI PART CALCULATOR users can easily decide if it’s worth building a fixture, using a 4th axis, or using a multi-spindle turning center.
- ROUTING SHEETS can be output quickly so shop floor personnel have a road map to follow that includes speeds, feeds and all times from the estimate. Another example of ensuring estimate parameters match shop floor parameters. Feedback from the shop floor can be used to adjust the KipwareCYC® parameters so the more your use KipwareCYC®, the more accurate it becomes.