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Technology Evaluation

InCA Technology provides software and services for modelling production processes to increase efficiency, reduce cost and evaluate the business case behind investments.

Our technology helps suppliers show the value of their innovative products to their customers and helps manufacturers evaluate and optimise current and future investments in new technology. InCA’s Intelligent Cost Analysis software is a unique process modelling tool with functionality for incorporating complex process flow with built-in or user-defined cost calculations. Using cost as the measure of performance, InCA’s unique view into complex manufacturing processes will help you reduce cost, take well informed investment decisions and show the true value of your product.

Technical Services


InCA Technology models manufacturing process using economic indicators as the measures of process performance. We help suppliers quantify the value of their technology for better marketing and optimal pricing strategy. We help manufacturers lower the risk of investment in new materials, equipment and processes by providing tools and information to fully understand the business case behind implementation and scale-up.

We design and build parametric process models that accurately reflect the real production environment. Using our specially designed analysis software we are able to visualise parameter sensitivity, compare alternatives and evaluate different manufacturing scenarios. Our analysis can also be used to optimise resource utilisation, direct investment in equipment and tooling and to quantify the potential return from R&D activities.


Projects

Engineering consulting services

InCA will quantify the value of existing and new technology, providing you with the information you need to make well informed business decisions.

Collaborative joint development projects

InCA supports academic and research institutions worldwide and provides support and training for students and researchers.

Academic & research projects & training

InCA participates in joint development projects across a wide range of industries with services tailored to the unique requirements of each project.

Industries


InCA has worked with many leading OEMs and tier suppliers in the automotive, aerospace and wind energy industries and specialises in managing the techno-economic analysis activities for industrial consortia. We also provide financial service professionals with quantitative analysis on emerging materials and manufacturing technologies.

  • Automation and production scale-up of large commercial aircraft parts – ribs, spars, wing skins etc.
  • Comparison of composite production methods for aero-engine parts – fan blades etc.
  • Process design for high volume automotive body-in-white assemblies – floor pan, door inners etc.
  • Over-moulding reinforced plastic parts for consumer applications – electronics, sports equipment etc.
  • Analysis of production cost and energy requirement for titanium mill products – billet, bar, sheet, forging etc.
  • Comparison of additive manufacturing processes, feedstocks and scale-up – medical implants etc.
  • Evaluation of different materials systems and process variants for resin transfer moulding of composites

Applications

Intelligent Cost Analysis ® Software

InCA is a unique web application for building and analysing fully parametric economic models of any manufacturing process.

InCA includes functionality for incorporating complex process flow with built-in or user-defined cost calculations and is designed specifically for like-for-like comparison of different materials, equipment and processes.

Integrated analysis tools enable visualisation of parameter sensitivity, comparison of alternatives and evaluation of different manufacturing scenarios. InCA can also be used to optimise resource utilisation, investment in equipment and tooling and to quantify the potential return on investment from R&D activities or new technology.

Use InCA in the cloud or on your own internal server, facilitating collaboration internally or on joint development projects between companies. Suppliers can share models with potential customers to show the value of their unique products. OEMs can compare "like-for-like" different options from a range of suppliers.


Watch Why InCA?

Cost modelling

Evaluate product cost even where input parameters are uncertain - Materials, depreciation, personnel, energy, scrap, rework, what-if, scenarios

Process optimisation

Use cost as a measure to design and optimise both parts and processes - Utilisation, cycle times, automation, efficiency, maintenance, downtime

Technology comparison

Visualize & compare different materials, equipment and processes - Materials, depreciation, staff, energy, maintenance scrap, reject, rework

Business case analysis

Show the business case associated investment in new technology - Return on investment, payback time, discount rate analysis

Pricing

Single user

€50/month or €500/year

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Site or project license

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CONTACT

Consulting & Development

Fluhmattweg 21, Kehrsatz
CH-3122

Switzerland

+41 31 961 10 50

+41 79 488 26 38

Consulting & Distribution

LMAT, The National Composites Centre

Feynman Way Central, Bristol & Bath Science Park
Emersons Green, BS16 7FS

United Kingdom

+44 7881 94 44 38

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