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Its official, October 3, is now “National Manufacturing Day” as proclaimed by the President of the United States.

According to, the President proclaims that more than 1,600 American manufacturers will open their doors and take up the important work of inspiring our young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. View the entire proclamation.

Manufacturing has been set to rebound in America indicated by the recently increasing reshoring efforts. Additionally, the manufacturing industry has been affected by increasing shipping and foreign labor rates, as well as the recent tax incentive changes to encourage inshore manufacturing as opposed to offshore activities. America returns to show its resilience.

Explore other 2014 proclamations made by U.S. states and city’s making note officially of days, weeks, and months:

Manufacturing and Cost Estimating software topics, comments, questions, or suggestions for this communication or future articles are always welcome? Please let me know… Jay Snow, Marketing Manager,, 800 644-4318,


MTI Systems just added Tube & Fiber laser cost models to its work center library in Costimator® - striving to help manufacturers keep up with new technology.

Saving time for customers is one of our priorities as we provide an effective estimating solution for manufacturers worldwide, for example as our team adds manufacturing data such as work centers to the database library.

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Automat, a ferrous wire industry supplier from Barcelona, Spain, selected Costimator® should cost estimating software to help them lower the price of parts they buy. They have been effectively using this “should cost” estimating software since March of 2010 and, since then, have realized that overall profits have increased by 20-40%.

Read their case study, “Costimator Should Cost Software Increases Profits for Automat” and learn why Automat selected Costimator software. →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

Beyond the Abacus: article about cost estimating softwareDownload Article: Beyond the Abacus “How Cost Estimating Software Saves and Makes Your Business More Money”.

Noted journalist Kelly Richardson reports in this article “Beyond the Abacus”, on how cost estimating software is helping manufacturers win more jobs and become more profitable.

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flat-line-profitsMany manufacturing suppliers and OEMs relate “shoring” terms, such as offshoring, reshoring and nearshoring, as strategic ways to be more competitive  – specific to estimating the cost for the parts the make or buy.

The decisions they stimulate are inclined to reduce manufacturing costs, increase part quality and improve the delivery of parts and products for competitive advantage – a.k.a. more profit. →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

Mighty-MechanicsMTI Systems, Inc., worldwide developer of cost estimating software for manufacturers, announced today their support to the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics club, “MIGHTY Mechanics” (Agawam, MA) – striving to help inspire students interest towards a manufacturing career.

Press Release as featured on PRweb.

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Cost Estimating Article Featured on PRWEBMTI Systems Expands Costimator Support to Include Ongoing Cost Estimating Software Training at No Cost” – press release posted on PRweb.

Press release summary:  MTI Systems is offering free training classes to improve the software proficiency of their customers that use Costimator®—the company’s leading-edge cost estimating, quoting and process planning software. These sessions will be offered at MTI headquarters—with plans to launch additional training sessions on the Web. →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

Alpa Precision Manufacturing Facility using Costimator cost estimating softwareAlberto Lozano, Owner and President of Alpa Precision, L.L.P, a Houston manufacturer recently shared some of their estimating success since they started using Costimator® cost estimating and quoting software.

They use a variety of CNC and EDM machines and manufacture prototype part jobs, as well as production jobs from all sectors of the energy industry. They also specialize in exotic metals such as Inconel, Titanium and MP35.

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Estimating-calculator2MTI Systems Adds New Cost Models for Machining & Sheet Metal Fabrication Shops” – press release posted on Prweb.

Press release summary: MTI Systems, Inc. has announced the addition of 24 new cost models to their recent V12.1 update of Costimator®. This update benefits cost estimators with more speed, accuracy, and consistency as they use the company’s flagship cost estimating software product to estimate and quote manufactured parts. →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

Costimator® Cost Estimating Software Integrates Calculated Costing for JobBOSS” – press release posted on PRWEB:

Press release summary: MTI Systems, Inc. has announced that its flagship cost estimating software product Costimator®, after a recent upgrade to version 12, now integrates with the latest version of JobBOSS, version 11.7, also recently upgraded, by Exact Software. JobBOSS software is a leading shop management tool for manufacturing suppliers, such as job shops, contract manufacturers, machining and fabricating shops, as well as OEMs. →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

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