Alberto Lozano, Owner and President of Alpa Precision, L.L.P, a Houston manufacturer recently shared some of their estimating success since they started using Costimator® cost estimating and quoting software.
They use a variety of CNC and EDM machines and manufacture prototype part jobs, as well as production jobs from all sectors of the energy industry. They also specialize in exotic metals such as Inconel, Titanium and MP35.
“MTI Systems Adds New Cost Models for Machining & Sheet Metal Fabrication Shops” – press release posted on Prweb.
Press release summary: MTI Systems, Inc. has announced the addition of 24 new cost models to their recent V12.1 update of Costimator®. This update benefits cost estimators with more speed, accuracy, and consistency as they use the company’s flagship cost estimating software product to estimate and quote manufactured parts. Continue reading
“Costimator® Cost Estimating Software Integrates Calculated Costing for JobBOSS” – press release posted on PRWEB:
Press release summary: MTI Systems, Inc. has announced that its flagship cost estimating software product Costimator®, after a recent upgrade to version 12, now integrates with the latest version of JobBOSS, version 11.7, also recently upgraded, by Exact Software. JobBOSS software is a leading shop management tool for manufacturing suppliers, such as job shops, contract manufacturers, machining and fabricating shops, as well as OEMs. Continue reading
While many people think of WD40 when they need a way to loosen and lubricate machines or assembled parts, many estimators and manufacturing engineers who know of Kroil have a different opinion. This lubricating product has been around since 1939 – used as a tool to help loosen frozen bolts and provide exceptionally long lasting lubrication, as well as for rust protection.
Kroil – It Loosens, Lubricates and Prevents Rust
According to the manufacturer: Continue reading
Do you estimate, quote, or sell manufactured parts to the United States Government?
Searching for RFQs (request for quotes) and finding a new source for your estimating and quoting team, can be as easy as visiting DIBBS (Defense Internet Bid Board System) – an online United States Government contracting program that helps bring manufacturing buyers and vendors together.
Building “confidence” in the cost estimates that are created and delivered by your company can lead to quicker and more profitable job orders. First achieved, by using a systematic approach and second, by following recommended guidelines and procedures along the way.
Increased confidence can reduce internal review time.
Reduced internal review time can help to reduce labor costs for the manufacturer as other team members no longer believe they need to double-check EVERY calculation, entry or other process performed for the estimate. Continue reading
Mark your calendars for Mfg Day 2014 - The official date for next year’s worldwide educational event for fabricators, machinists and assemblers is Friday, October 3, 2014! Manufacturing day focuses on youth and technology. Watch this video and learn more. Also, join their email list to keep in touch with developing plans as they are distributed – for 2014 MFG Day.
But what’s all the hype about Manufacturing Day? Continue reading
MTI Systems is proud to announce we have been recognized as a 2013 Massachusetts Excellence Award recipient by SBIEC (Small Business Institute for Excellence). Read the complete PRESS RELEASE.
Nationwide, SBIEC along with a panel of industry executives and consultants oversee an annual survey on various industries to determine which companies meet and exceed industry benchmarks.
Does your company estimate and quote machining, fabrication, or assembly?
I was watching a television ad for Hershey (the candy bar) and they (the ad promoters) were catering to the value of buying the candy bar to make s’mores (those delicious campfire cooked chocolate and marshmallow gram cracker sandwiches) because… it brings families together.
Seriously… chocolate bars bring families together?