MTI Systems, Inc. declared an exclusive offer for manufacturers to experiment with Costimator, the most recognized cost estimating software, with their own parts.
The software is based on 3DFX, an automatic feature acclaimed module, to create estimates directly out of a 3D CAD model. It measures cycle times together with the cost of manufacturing a part or assembly, on the basis of the attributes of the equipment and shop rates of the suppliers.
Costimator applies industry-approved cost models and time standards which are assembled from over 1,600 manufacturers for the last 30 years and included into a series of database libraries. These contain:
Material Speeds and Feeds
Process Cost Models
Feature-Based Cost Models
Parametric Cost Models
Worldwide Shop Rates
Raw Material Data
Assembly Time Standards
Handling Time Standards
The most updated version of 3DFX has the ability to identify machining- (milling, drilling and turning) and sheet-metal-type features. It supports the following most important CAD file formats:
Besides, providing cost estimate reports, the software can also create reports for:
Multi-level Bill of Materials (BOM)
Supplier Requests for Quotation (RFQ)
To test out Costimator with one of your parts, register for the demo here.