Parts analysis from Spanflug enables a new approach to work preparation

Operational plan at the click of a mouse

Spanflug Technology is bringing a significantly expanded version of Spanflug MAKE to AMB 2024 in Stuttgart, Germany (booth EO114). In addition to times and quote prices, the software solution will now provide machine shops and contract manufacturers with detailed information about the sequence of manufacturing steps for each calculated part. This enables users to benefit from automation in the otherwise very time-consuming work preparation, and they will receive all data relevant for planning as early as in the quotating phase.

Data-driven work preparation for machine shops

The new version of the Software-as-a-Service solution Spanflug MAKE displays the automatically calculated costs and manufacturing times clearly in a new structure – the operational plan. On the one hand, this makes the calculation easier to understand, as the results can be viewed broken down by operation. On the other hand, users are supported even better in their work preparation.

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Typically, work preparation in contract manufacturing does not start before the customer order arrives, because the amount of work involved can be quite high. Spanflug now enables precise, automated and data-driven planning of all required manufacturing steps, machine tools and tools, stocks, as well as the times for programming, set-up and production as early as in the quotation phase. Users can easily transfer this data to the ERP system via an export function – for example, manufacturing steps including machines, tools and times are now also transferred during article creation. Alternatively, they can also have the information output in the form of an operational plan with the sequence of all manufacturing steps.

"With our completely new approach, we are initiating a change towards significantly faster and more efficient work preparation," Dr. Markus Westermeier, CEO and co-founder of Spanflug, is convinced. "If all information that is relevant for machining, is already available automatically and in the shortest possible time during quote preparation, the calculated prices become even more reliable and transparent. In addition, our software enormously reduces the amount of work involved in the transition from quote to order processing, and supports companies in resource planning."

With the new version of Spanflug MAKE, machining companies can make many processes from calulating and quoting to work preparation more efficient, position themselves more competitively, and focus fully on their core competencies in machining.

Further highlights and innovations at the AMB booth of Spanflug

The team will also be demonstrating to visitors at the AMB booth how they can include near-net-shape stocks, such as castings,in Spanflug MAKE to calculate quotes, and how this supports a resource-saving and more economical manufacturing. Contract manufacturers who are looking for new sales opportunities at AMB can find out more about how to become a partner in the growing manufacturing network of Spanflug. A new Teamwork module offers added value, particularly for users from purchasing and design. It supports organization-wide, role-based collaboration, and makes the procurement of turning and milling parts on the digital platform even more efficient.

Trade visitors and press representatives will find Spanflug at stand EO114, directly at the Entrance East.

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