Machining Time Calculation Software
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.
Learn the KEY to Accurate Machining Time Estimating ... Before It's Too Late !!
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 can be reproduced on YOUR shop floor.
KipwareCYC® - One Of Your Most Important Tools to Insure Profitability
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.
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.
CONSISTENCY is KEY
A key component to 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.
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.
AUTO-CALCULATE Labor Rates
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.
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.