A new feature is available in Version 2019, Patch C.A that allows the user to directly request quotes for tools in KISSsoft.
A report is generated containing all data of the gear to be produced as well as the tool itself, which is available in KISSsoft. Currently the following tool types are supported: hobbing cutters, shaper cutters, and power skiving tools, with others will follow.
New buttons have been added to the manufacturing tab with an “@” icon, while the text on hovering over button reads “Request offer for a tool.” Please see our short instructions for a better understanding of how this new feature works.
In many companies, design and manufacturing departments are separated. When a gearbox design is completed, and the designs of the components are transferred to manufacturing, it is usually too late for the modifications necessary for an optimal manufacturing process. The consequences are increased manufacturing costs. If you would like to learn more on this topic, you can find the article “Combining gear design with manufacturing process decisions” from Dr. Ing. U. Kissling, KISSsoft AG; Ing. U. Stolz and Dr. Ing. A. Türich, Gleason Corporation.
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