Software to Analyze Mold and Die Manufacturing Cos

Transcat Kunststofftechnik (Germany) along with North American distributor JDL Technical Services (Comber, ON) will be showcasing CalCard software for mold and die manufacturing cost analysis, which has been specifically designed to be used to determine these costs.

Transcat Kunststofftechnik (Germany) along with North American distributor JDL Technical Services (Comber, ON) will be showcasing CalCard software for mold and die manufacturing cost analysis, which has been specifically designed to be used to determine these costs. Version 5.0.29, the latest update with an analytic approach, regardless of whether it is required to calculate primary forming dies or forming molds for the production of plastic or metal parts. The term analytical infers that CalCard does not have to depend on empiric data, but that it virtually calculates every case from scratch. The process is supported by the latest system-integrated technology information. This information is regularly updated. Users have the option to update the technology data themselves point by point. In addition to this data, the solution provides a 3-D model of the part to be manufactured as a basis for the calculation. The software analyzes the geometrics and makes mold layout recommendations. The required calculations are running in the background, fully automatically. For example, the solution determines the milling volumes of mold halves, selects the milling cutter and defines the processing time, etc. The latest release, proposes, among other things, complete cores and slides for injection molds. All the user has to do is follow these recommendations. Note: users always have the option to change the proposed results. The costs of the individual work steps and mold details are made transparent in comprehensible depictions. The solution makes it possible to track the cost development of projects with longer product development timetables. Thanks to an ultra-modern program structure, Transcat can also quickly integrate special requests.