Products & Solutions

Our precision estimating tools for manufacturers redefine the concept of estimation. Not just an educated guess, our tools provide engineered solutions for profitable outcomes. From cost engineering, process planning, bill of materials, to ShouldCost estimation analysis, MicroEstimating’s software suite makes manufacturing estimation more accurate, effortless, and effective.

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Improve Estimating Accuracy

Accurate project estimation is essential for manufacturing profitability. Overpriced estimates can lead to lost opportunities, while underpriced ones can incur financial losses. MicroEstimating mitigates these risks by providing precise and comprehensive cost estimates, safeguarding your bottom line.

Increase Profitability

No matter your manufacturing specialty – Original Equipment Manufacturer, Contract Manufacturer, Job Shop, or Tool and Die Manufacturer, MicroEstimating tailors solutions to your specific estimating needs, increasing your profitability from day one.

Manufacturing Software Intelligence

For nearly four decades, we’ve been enhancing our technology in tandem with leading Machine Tool builders. Our system precisely emulates the latest manufacturing technologies, keeping your business on the cutting edge.

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Calculate Machine Specific Cycle Times

MicroEstimating’s expert system contains exhaustive databases of Materials, Machines, Factory Operations, Tooling, Purchased Parts, and more. Our proprietary formulas determine value-added and non-value-added times and costs, providing comprehensive insights into your manufacturing process.

Feature Recognition

Our Interactive Feature Recognition technology automates costing and accurately calculates manufacturing times for items manufactured on CNC equipment. It incorporates industry standards and proprietary formulas to provide detailed manufacturing methods and layouts, accounting for every variable.

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Integrated Bill of Materials

Handling complex assemblies and bills of materials with over 30,000 line items, MicroEstimating provides a robust and intuitive Bill of Materials application, capable of managing any size assembly. With automated cost updates and SolidWorks® BOM import, we make managing your BOM easy and efficient.

Engineered Profits

MicroEstimating’s software unifies all aspects of manufacturing – from management and sales, to design, purchasing, and engineering. Our software is the foundation for continuous improvement, profitability, and productivity.

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Micro Estimating Modules

Our wide range of modules cater to every aspect of the manufacturing process, including:

CNC Machining (3D Feature Recognition Available)

  • CNC Turning
    • Multi and Live Axis
    • Multi-Tasking Mill/Turn Centers
  • CNC Swiss Turning
  • Multi-Spindle CNC Screw Machines
  • CNC Machining Centers
    • Vertical Milling
    • Horizontal Milling
  • Conventional and Wire EDM

Fabrication (With 2D Feature Recognition)

  • Hand Fab Machines
  • Jump Shear
  • Laser Cutting
  • Nibbling Machine
  • Oxy-fuel Cutting
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Power Press Brakes
  • Power Shears
  • Punch Press – 2nd Op
  • Single Station Punch
  • Strip/Coil Punch Press
  • Turret Punch
  • Turret Punch w/Laser
  • Turret Punch w/Plasma
  • Water Jet Cutting

Bill of Materials and Assembly

  • Robust and Intuitive Bill of Materials
  • Multi-level Component Listings
  • Automated Cost Updating
  • Infinite Nesting of Line Items
  • SolidWorks® BOM Import

General Manufacturing

  • Assembly Time
  • Boring Machine
  • Boring Mill/Boring Bar
  • Bridgeport (CNC/Manual)
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Deburr: Manual/Automated
  • Gear Hobbing
  • Gear Shaping
  • Gear Shaving
  • Gun Drill
  • Honing Machine
  • Horizontal Broaching
  • Inline Transfer Machine
  • Inspection
  • Lapping
  • Manual Lathes
  • Multi Spindle Drill Press
  • Painting
  • Radial Arm Drill Press
  • Reciprocal Surface Grinding
  • Rotary Surface Grinding
  • Rotary Transfer Machine
  • Sawing- Circular/Band
  • Single Spindle Drill Press
  • Spreadsheet
  • Stamping/Marking
  • Standards Databases
  • Straightening
  • Threading Machine
  • Universal Milling
  • Vertical Broaching
  • Warner & Swasey Lathes
  • Welding

Automatic Screw Machines

  • Acme
  • Brown & Sharpe
  • Cam Swiss
  • Conomatic
  • Davenport
  • Gildemaster
  • Greenlee
  • Index MS
  • New Britain
  • Tornos SAS
  • Wickman

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Discover the MicroEstimating advantage and ensure profitability with each project.