The Most Accurate and Most Recognized Real-Time Material Cost Reduction Tool for Estimators and Tool Engineers

- 50 times faster and more accurate (1.4% vs 10% inaccuracy) than manual calculations; on average supplier variation between estimate and actual costs is 25%

- Accurate material cost in minutes for budget integrity; 1.4% inaccuracy, accounting for material stretch and forming over tight radii

- Reduce material costs and number of prove-out trials

- Speedy prediction of hot points

- Best technology to handle undercut parts; in this case saves 2-4 hours of labour compared to other technologies


l  Fast and accurate blank shape generation

l  Capable of accurately unfolding specific features such as flanges while preserving surrounding geometry

l  Graphical display of material thinning and gathering addresses initial product and process feasibility

l  Automatic mesh generation

l  Customizable materials database provides flexibility required to analyze virtually any component

l  HTML-based report generation summarizes the process and provides valuable engineering data for quoting and estimating

l  FTI’s proven Coupled Hybrid Inverse (CHI) solver correctly accounts for bend allowances even with non-linear bends

l  Extremely simple user interface fully integrated into ZW3D