Leveraging part characteristics for cost modeling and quality/manufacturing planning


  • Increasing emphasis on accelerating manufacturing plans
  • Desires for more detailed manufacturing instructions
  • Needs for cost estimates in early stages of product life cycle


  • Leverage 3D models to enable enhanced process planning
  • Identify characteristics to enable more detailed planning/analysis
  • Create cost estimates based on a part’s features and characteristics


  • Provides improved process plans more rapidly
  • Reduces early stage scrap and  rework
  • “Right pricing” benefits customers and suppliers alike


  • Experienced with numerous tools for process planning
  • Worked with 3D TDP to enable foundation for manufacturing
  • Experienced with the various methods for cost modeling