Having realized the potential of the machining optimization tool, CRP has decided to seamlessly integrate it into the quoting system for accurate machining conceptualization, precise cycle time computations and cost estimations. This is done through the following features of the tool
Figure 7.1 - Tool Store Data base with detailed tool and bolder models and tool geometry
Figure 7.2 - Simulation of the machine elements, movements.
With the help of these features the marketing and process engineers have to do some simple concept modeling for the fixture and part, and then choose the machine, tools, sequences and strategies from the respective data bases. The software does the rest of the optimizations.
Figure 7.3 - Optimization of the tool path and axis movements and sequence of operations
Figure 7.4 - Sample Job Instruction list
The output includes the following
The database also includes the machine cost and with the due update of all the databases, a click of a button will give accurate price estimation and it can be completely customized. The days for quoting have now shrunk to hours, with more close correlation to the actual cost