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Sheet Metal Fabrication Costing Solutions

Quote Sheet Metal Costs With Exclusive Cost Models

Generate cost estimates of fabricated parts with or without the aid of a 3D model. Estimators having access to 3D models can utilize 3Dfx within Costimator, which employs feature recognition technology to drastically speed up the estimating process. Costimator supports the cost estimating of a wide range of fabrication processes, including:

  • Laser

  • Waterjet

  • Plasma

  • Flamecut

  • Shear

  • Brake

  • Punch

  • Stamping

  • Rolling

  • Welding

  • Folding

  • Drawing

Costimator users can turn around cost estimates for fabricated parts faster than ever.


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HUNDREDS OF FABRICATION PROCESS COST MODELS

Fabrication Cost Models

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Cost Models

Mig Welding

Laser Cutting Cost Models

Cost Models

Laser Cutting

Machined Slots

Cost Models

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Costimator fabrication cost estimating and quoting software can quote sheet metal parts quickly, accurately, and consistently with hundreds of cost models.

Manufacturing cost models are a custom easy-to-use formula based method of creating a manufacturing process. Once created, using the embedded model editor, these models have inputs or drop down lists, as well as formulas that quickly and easily complete calculations for manufacturing time and/or cost. Costimator contains hundreds of fabrication process cost models that make estimating sheet metal parts and assembly a breeze. Users that have access to 3D models can utilize the system's 3Dfx tool to:

UTILIZE 3DFX & CAD TO CUT ESTIMATING BY UP TO 90%

Cost Estimating of Sheet Metal Parts and Assemblies

3Dfx for Sheet Metal Parts Fabrication Estimating

The Sheet Metal feature recognition library within 3Dfx recognizes a wide variety of fabrication features (perimeter, internal cutouts, bends, etc.). The feature parameters are automatically mapped to the appropriate Costimator cost models to quickly and accurately calculate cycle times and costs.

What comes with Costimator?

Costimator comes with hundreds of feature-based cost models (labor time calculators) that use industry-validated machine shop strategies and formulas (speeds and feeds, machine specific rapid traverse, tool change times, etc.) to generate cycle times. Costimator is not only much faster, more accurate, and consistent than traditional methods of cost estimation without intelligent estimating tools.

Do Costimator users have access to 3D Models?

Users that have access to 3D models can utilize the system's 3Dfx tool to:

  • Automatically generate manufacturing routings and cycle times. 
  • Eliminate cost model manual data entry.
  • Cost Estimate flat perimeter distances as well as the distances for internal cutouts and holes are automatically fed to operations like laser, plasma, and waterjet. 
  • Create customized routing templates can include your manufacturing rules and strategies to ensure the right processes are chosen for the estimators, enabling users with little to no manufacturing experience to use the system.

What is the Costimator Feature Tree?

The Sheet Metal feature recognition library within 3Dfx recognizes a wide variety of fabrication features (perimeter, internal cutouts, bends, etc.).

The feature parameters are automatically mapped to the appropriate Costimator cost models to quickly and accurately calculate cycle times and costs.




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