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Design
 Volume and Weight Calculate the volume and weight, in English or Metric units, for over 40 geometric shapes and a variety of materials. Select from such metals as Aluminum, Cast iron, or Steel,
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Manufacturing
 Material Usage In most manufacturing processes, some material is attributed to feed systems and defective parts, which may be recycled. Calculate the total amount of raw material
 Production Time The production time for a manufacturing process is primarily determined from the cycle time, but must also account for the defect rate, machine uptime, and machines used.
 Labor Cost Determine the impact of labor on total production costs and part costs. Labor costs are affected by the production time, labor rate, number of workers, and labor usage. Using
 Financing Most manufacturing processes require some large initial cost, such as that for equipment or tooling, which can be financed over several years. Based on the annual interest rate
Injection Molding
 Clamping Force Clamping force refers to the force applied to a mold by the clamping unit of an injection molding machine. In order to keep the mold closed, this force must oppose the
 Cooling Time The cooling time refers to the time required for the molten plastic inside the mold to cool and solidify, and accounts for most of the injection molding cycle time. The molten
 Thermal Diffusivity Thermal diffusivity is a material property which describes the rate at which heat flows through a material, typically measured in mm²/s or in²/hr. This property is commonly
Machining
 Milling Speed and Feed Determine the spindle speed (RPM) and feed rate (IPM) for a milling operation, as well as the cut time for a given cut length. Milling operations remove material by feeding a
 Milling Horsepower Calculate the horsepower required for a milling operation based on the feed rate and depth of cut, which are used to determine the material removal rate (or metal removal rate).
 Milling Step-over Distance In many milling operations, the cutting tool must step over and make several adjacent cuts to complete machining a feature. As a result, a small cusp of material, called a scallop,
 Drilling Speed and Feed Determine the spindle speed (RPM) and feed rate (IPM) for a drilling operation, as well as the cut time for a given cut length. Drilling operations are those in which a cutting tool
 Drilling Horsepower Calculate the horsepower required for a drilling operation based on the feed rate and tool diameter, which are used to determine the material removal rate (or metal removal rate).
 Drill Size Chart The drill size chart provides a list of standard size drill bits in several measurement systems, including fractional, metric, wire gauge number, and letter. The decimal
 Tap Size Chart The tap size chart provides a list of standard size taps, specifying the diameter and thread spacing, for fractional, metric, and screw sizes. The decimal equivalents of the
 Turning Speed and Feed Determine the spindle speed (RPM) and feed rate (IPM) for a turning operation, as well as the cut time for a given cut length. Turning operations remove material from a rotating
 Turning Horsepower Calculate the horsepower required for a turning operation based on the feed rate, depth of cut, and cut diameter, which will determine the material removal rate (or metal removal
 Turning Surface Roughness Calculate the surface roughness for a turning operation based on the tool nose radius and the cutting feed (IPR). Single-point cutting tools used for finishing operations have a
Sheet Metal
 Bend Allowance The bend allowance and bend deduction are two measures that relate the bent length of a piece of sheet metal to the flat length. The bend allowance describes the length of the
 Bending Springback After a bending operation, residual stresses will cause the sheet metal to spring back slightly. Due to this elastic recovery, it is necessary to over-bend the sheet a precise
 V-Bending Force Calculate the required force to bend a piece of sheet metal using V-bending, a process in which a V-shaped punch presses the sheet into a V-die. The bending force can be
 Wipe Bending Force Calculate the required force to bend a piece of sheet metal using wipe bending, also called edge bending. In this process, the sheet is held between a wipe die and pressure
 Deep Drawing Force Calculate the required force to deep draw a piece of sheet metal based on the drawing ratio, sheet thickness, and the ultimate tensile strength of the material. The drawing