What’s New in Teamcenter Product Cost Management

Following are a few of the highlights of Teamcenter Product Cost Management version 9.6.

Following are a few of the highlights of Teamcenter Product Cost Management version 9.6.

Automatic parameter extraction with 3D Viewer. Image courtesy of Siemens.

This release from Siemens is packed with various enhancements and innovations designed to help users to run cost and CO2e emission calculations smoothly. Following are a few of the highlights of Teamcenter Product Cost Management version 9.6.

Core Calculation and Foundation

In the Core Calculation and Foundation area, new capabilities allow users to extract basic and manufacturing dependent parameters automatically by linking a 3D file to the geometry. Additional parameters available in stamping geometries can be easily synchronized with part cost calculations. Enhancements in the 3D viewer are showing product and manufacturing information, selecting a different background color and more. 

Siemens provides enhancements in the Cost Engineering (Should Costing for Purchased Parts) area, so users can perform costing based on up-to-date data and consistent methods to achieve transparent, comparable product costs.

Siemens has increased the usability that allows users to work directly with technology cost models without opening Excel files. There is manageable execution of the technology cost model by extending the trigger to all configured properties instead of only the material classification properties like it was in previous versions.

Cost Engineering

Cost engineers can perform should-costing with newly added machines to support additional manufacturing technologies. These are new machines in the classes cylindrical grinding, lapping, sliding headstock lathes and stamping. In addition, Siemens updated the energy, technology and cost data of ~170 machines to deliver data for an accurate cost calculation.

Within the production sites area, Siemens updated the energy prices and interest rates, which offers users the possibility to leverage more accurate cost data within the scope of a purchased part price analysis.  

To provide access to the most up to date CO2e emission data for materials and energies, Siemens Digital Industries Software announced in September 2022 its collaboration with sustamize GmbH, a ClimateTech company providing professional technology, data and software solutions enabling companies to measure, optimize and manage CO2emissions. This supports the calculation of the product carbon footprint and scope 3 emissions (for purchased parts and external services) with the capability to add additional category data sets based on demand.

sustamize’ technology enables automated product carbon footprint management with a CO2e database and intelligent algorithms, so the Product Footprint Engine is based on scientifically researched data enriched with industry know-how and validated according to ISO 14048 by DEKRA.

With this new release, there is updated material and energy data. The material data includes ferrous metals and alloys, nonferrous alloys and plastics and polymers. The energy data includes energy mixes for 52 countries and 4 regions. Siemens also delivers data for the cost factors oil and gas.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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