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3.1.14.3.1.  Unmachined / Finished part report: Functional description

With the Unmachined / Finished part report you can detect fitting unmachined parts for the production of finished parts. For example: An engineer is looking for a special flange. Then he wants to search for already existing unmachined parts, from which the flange can be produced, in order to avoid the redundant creation of a new unmachined part (material master). This process is very time consuming, because the parts have to be overlaid in the CAD one after another.

With PARTsolutions "Search for unmachined parts" you can do this much faster.

The search detects, whether a part is completely contained in another part: The finished part has to be smaller than the unmachined part, so that it can be produced by removing wasted material. As soon as the extensions of the finished part exceed the ones of the unmachined part only at a certain point, it cannot be used at all or at least badly.

The search calculates the volume of the material to remove (waste). The less material to remove, the higher the ranking in the result list, because this criterion is determining for the manufacturing costs.

The reverse search is also possible: Which finished parts can be produced from a certain unmachined part?

In the report, missing material (protrusion) is marked in red[112]. Waste can be seen in the part comparison.

The figure shows an unmachined part with protrusion (missing material of about 6,4%) and waste of about 25,9 %.

The figure shows an unmachined part with protrusion (missing material of about 6,4%) and waste of about 25,9 %.

Furthermore Part comparison -> 3D comparison can be opened anytime in order to check details.

The search can be performed for parts or complete directories. All finished parts then are compared with all unmachined parts and displayed in a report.



[112] More or less an exclusion criterion