In this short 2 minute video, Manager of Cost Estimation David McGinley describes how a young engineer had added a number of aesthetic features to a design without really considering the impact this would have on manufacturing cost. Watch how Spirit’s engineering team used aPriori to highlight and eliminate all the expensive features from a CAD model and save 11% in just a few minutes.
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Watch this 2-minute demo to see how aPriori's design to cost capabilities provides insight into manufacturing cost drivers, enabling you to address manufacturability issues and eliminate product costs
Design to Cost SheetMetal
Watch this short demonstration video of aPriori costing a sheet metal part.
aPriori Automated 3D CAD Costing
Learn how aPriori's revolutionary product cost management software can rapidly generate detailed cost estimates using any 3D solid CAD model as the primary input.
What Will My Design Cost to Produce?
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aPriori Design-to-Cost Solutions for Engineering Teams
Watch this webinar to learn how leading manufacturers identify and eliminate cost drivers in early design with aPriori.
Design to Cost Stock Machining Simple Assembly
A more advanced stock machining design to cost demo video. We will begin by starting with a billet, costing the billet, and then switching the billet to forging.
Design to Cost Sand Casting
Watch this short demonstration video of aPriori costing a sand casting part.
Reducing Current Product Costs
Current products provide the biggest, short-term opportunity for reducing product costs. Learn how by downloading this white paper.
Geometry Analysis Tool Helps Identify Cost Drivers
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Maximize visibility into the performance of your product cost management process with aPriori's Cost Insight report.
aPriori Technical Business Validation Workshop