A realistic algorithm for Should Cost has to be based on an actual, specific casting design. By the time an algorithm is given enough specifics to address a realistic, manufacturable, capable estimate of casting cost, an actual quote from a truly capable Metalcasting Supplier Team could have been solicited.
Problem is…who is that truly capable Metalcasting Supplier Team?
Our “3 Generations of Solid Models” for a casting design becomes a manufacturing engineering venue that brings forth evidence of manufacturing capability among Supplier Teams responding.
How that works is really innovative, involving a whole new way for OEM’s Procurement and Manufacturing Engineering functions to interact with Metalcasting Supplier Teams.
Real Should Cost is a reliable, timely outcome.