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Users with Minimal Manufacturing Experience Generate Accurate Cost Estimates Using Costimator®

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – August 17, 2016 – MTI Systems, Inc., a leading developer of cost estimating software solutions for manufacturing, today announced it has launched Costimator 2016, the latest release of their industry-leading cost estimating software.

Costimator 2016 supports the estimating of hundreds of different manufacturing processes, including all forms of machining, fabrication, assembly, molding, castings, forgings and electronics. The company's 3DFX feature recognition add-on module, which supports the majority of the industry's leading CAD file formats, allows users to estimate machined and fabricated parts directly from a 3D CAD model, greatly reducing the time and manufacturing knowledge required to produce an accurate cost estimate.

The newest version of 3DFX now contains an innovative feature the company calls "Part Create", which generates a complete cost estimate, including a manufacturing routing, from a 3D model. Dave LaJoie, VP of Sales at MTI Systems, Inc., comments, "The new Part Create feature enables our customers to use our out-of-the-box rule set or create their own, which drastically reduces the time and experience level necessary to generate an accurate, reliable cost estimate."

For a comprehensive list of additional features provided by Costimator 2016, please read our Costimator 2016 release notes.

"Costimator 2016 is a great step forward for both OEMs and suppliers that need to estimate faster and more accurately, without requiring an abundance of manufacturing experience," adds Rene Laviolette, President at MTI Systems, Inc.

About Costimator®

MTI Systems began development of cost estimating software solutions in 1982. Originally designed for suppliers, it reduces estimating time, while not compromising accuracy or consistency for manufacturers who do machining, fabrication, and mechanical assembly. The cost estimating software system calculates cycle times and the cost of manufacturing a part or assembly based on the capabilities of the suppliers' equipment and their shop rates. Costimator helps estimators meet the needs of new technology suppliers and OEMs in industries such as aerospace, agriculture, defense, electronics, medical, heavy truck, energy, oil and gas, and transportation.

About MTI Systems, Inc.

MTI Systems provides cost estimating software and estimation services for the manufacturing industry, serving Suppliers, OEMs and Engineering Firms. For more details on the company's products and services, contact David LaJoie at MTI Systems, 1111 Elm Street, Suite 6, West Springfield, MA 01089, Ph. 413-693-0617, Fax 413-739-7250 or email: [email protected]

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"What Costimator has done for us is that it's created more accurate cycle times that are close to machine cycle times. That means more consistent quotes and less time spent in the cost-estimating process itself. All the savings in both time and money has led to our business doubling since we started using the software. Costimator has become a significant part of our business."

- Aaron Harrison, Manager of Product Estimating, United Gear and Assembly

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