Cost Estimating

 

Provides users with a fast and accurate method for developing blank shapes and coil nests, and makes recommendations to alter stamped component designs for cost reduction. It is specifically designed for purchasers, planners, estimators, engineers, account managers, and tool and die designers.

The Material Cost Reduction Tool for Estimators, Product and Tool Engineers

  • The most accurate and speedy tool for RFQ generation; on average 24% of RFQs are late
  • Accurate material cost calculation, in minutes, accounting for processing and tooling constraints on coil layouts
  • Identifies critical product and process design changes to yield a 5-15% material cost reduction
  • More than 70% productivity improvement in evaluating multiple costing scenarios

FEATURES:

  • The ONLY Regenerative and Associative environment for fast and accurate blank generation, nest evaluation and material cost reductions; uses the most accurate blank development engine as well as the most accurate nesting engine
  • Simulates multiple costing scenarios in minutes, using a fully regenerative and associative environment
  • Produces fully optimized blanks and nesting layouts for cut-off dies, one-up, two-up, and mirrored nesting configuration
  • Constrains pitch, coil width, and blank rotation to ensure nest layout is compatible with your manufacturing equipment

 

Combines the power of FTI’s premier formability analysis, blank development and blank nesting tools with specialized product and process optimization tools that help identify design changes that will ultimately reduce product and manufacturing costs by 10-15%.
The advanced capabilities make it ideally suited to product and process engineers, as well as purchasers, planners, estimators and account managers.

The Material Cost Reduction Tool for Estimators, Product and Tool Engineers

  • The most accurate and speedy tool for RFQ generation; on average 24% of RFQs are late
  • Identifies critical product and process design changes to yield a 5-15% material cost reduction
  • The ONLY Regenerative Forming Feasibility and Associated Costing solution; the result is 70% productivity improvement in evaluating multiple costing scenarios
  • Identifies 90% of forming feasibility issues within minutes, to substantially reduce financial risks and draw die development time

FEATURES:

  • Designed for fast and accurate blank generation, nest evaluation and material cost reductions; uses the most accurate blank development engine as well as the most accurate nesting engine
  • Simulates multiple costing scenarios in minutes
  • Produces fully optimized blanks and nesting layouts for cut-off dies, one-up, two-up, and mirrored nesting configuration
  • Best in Class Skinning tool to convert from Solid into Skin, based on unique topology tool
  • Forming Conditions – Best in Class tools to simulate blankholder forces, drawbeads, pressure pads, pilot holes, and constraints
  • Springback – Determine the final part shape resulting from springback, with or without trimming
  • Tailor Welded Parts – Define additional materials for different areas of the part
  • Cut Off Dies – 7 standard blank outlines are available