Is there a way to estimate cut time for a job?

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Is there a way to estimate cut time for a job?

Postby JohnLashuay » Fri, Jan 17 2014, 9:28AM

Does anyone know if there is a way to estimate how long it will take to cut a job? I have a customer who have a large number of duplicate small pieces and I would like to be able to figure how long the whole job will take to cut so I can plan our production schedule.

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Re: Is there a way to estimate cut time for a job?

Postby Josh Rayburn » Fri, Jan 17 2014, 10:57AM

John,
I'm sure it's not as quick as you'd like, but you could always program one sheet and run it in the air to get an exact time. If there were enough of them, that's what I'd do to be sure.
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Re: Is there a way to estimate cut time for a job?

Postby Daniel Odom » Fri, Jan 17 2014, 11:04AM

There is a program called cut-timer available on the cnc automation site that works for non-3d parts and sheets of parts created in control nesting. I tried the demo and it seemed to be reasonably accurate. It lets you adjust parameters to match your setup as well. Most cam programs have basic time estimation but it can be way off depending on your machines acceleration/deceleration rates and tool change times.

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Re: Is there a way to estimate cut time for a job?

Postby JohnLashuay » Fri, Jan 17 2014, 5:20PM

Thanks guys for the responses!
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Re: Is there a way to estimate cut time for a job?

Postby Will Williamson » Thu, Jan 23 2014, 1:58PM

Aspire will do that. Based on the feeds and speeds then you can adjust to your particular machine.
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