MTI Systems, Inc.

Phone: 413-733-1972
Toll-Free: 800-644-4318
Fax: 413-739-9250

Please visit: MTI Systems, Inc.

Mailing Address:
59 Interstate Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089 US

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MTI Systems offers competitive cost estimating and quoting software as well as should-cost estimating services, for manufacturing suppliers and OEMs worldwide.

Costimator®, MTI Systems’ flagship cost estimating software product, is a database driven software solution designed with powerful estimating  features such as 3D CAD viewing, automatic feature recognition, a user-configurable cost modeling tool (with over 300 pre-built cost models) and much more.

Designed for future opportunities, the unlimited database functionality provided within Costimator, includes 1000’s of ready-to-use manufacturing details, which are all user-configurable. This flexibility offers estimators an easy way to adapt their estimating to meet the ever-changing manufacturing requirements for any shop. From a single-man job shop, full service contract manufacturers, precision machining or fabrication shops, as well as the demanding part cost reduction requirements faced by OEMs.

Automatic Feature Recognition technology adds the ability to read (30+) 3D CAD file formats and instantly recognize part features for estimating within Costimator. Besides reducing estimating time by up to 90%, what is unique about this functionality, as with many other features in Costimator, is the control offered to estimators through is user-customizable options - not found in other software with AFR technology.

Whether a manufacturing engineer, quote preparer, sales engineer, or other cost-focused employee, users can easily identify a consistently accurate manufacturing time and cost for parts they make or buy. Costimator also includes standard reports with import and export options enabling quick and easy access to view and modify the estimated and quoted output.

Since 1982, Costimator, has been implemented in over 1,600 machining and sheet metal fabrication manufacturers worldwide. There are over 12,500-trained users, in manufacturing industries such as aerospace, electronics, heavy equipment, consumer products and defense, and more.

For more information about how any of these products and/or services can offer speed, accuracy, and consistency for your estimating and quoting requirements contact MTI Systems, 59 Interstate Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089, 413-733-1972, Fax 413-739-7250,, or visit

Company Profile

Founded in 1982, MTI Systems is an internationally recognized leader in the development of cost estimating software solutions for the manufacturing industry. Our products and services are utilized by companies, both big and small, in nearly every manufacturing sector, including: automotive, aerospace, electronics, heavy equipment, consumer products and defense.

MTI Systems has leveraged our real-world manufacturing experience to deliver a comprehensive range of cost estimating solutions to the industry. By using our solutions, organizations of all sizes, including small to midsize companies, can reduce costs and increase profits. MTI Systems is dedicated to delivering first class software solutions that enhance our customers' profitability and competitiveness in the marketplace.

We have a passion for consistently delivering innovative cost estimating solutions to the companies we serve. We thank our clients for the faith they have placed in us and for the tremendous growth and success that they have helped us achieve for the past 33 years.

Our Mission-
MTI Systems strives to provide quality and value to its customers through: Innovative, flexible, user friendly software designed to give our customers a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Providing the highest level of customer service and support. Focusing our efforts on the ever-changing needs of our customers by providing new products and services to meet those needs year after year.

West Springfield, Massachusetts and managed by founder and CEO, Tom Charkiewicz and COO, Rene Laviolette.


Product Categories of MTI Systems, Inc.

  • Job Estimating Software
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Software, CAD/CAM
  • Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
  • Software, Machinability Databases
  • Software, Other Manufacturing
  • Software, Tool Design

Trade Names

  • Costimator
  • Costimator Express
  • Costimator Premium
  • Costimator Professional
  • ShouldCost Estimating Service

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Product Announcements Provided By MTI Systems, Inc.

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Software Add-On Reads CAD Files to Speed Cost Estimation
MTI Systems offers its Costimator cost estimation software with 3DFX, an automated feature recognition (AFR) add-on that recognizes CAD features and their parameters from solid models.

Cost-Estimating Software for Suppliers, OEMs
Available from MTI Systems, Costimator version 12 features upgrades for faster, more accurate and consistent estimates and quotes.

Software Developer Offers Discount for Educational Institutions
MTI Systems (West Springfield, Massachusetts) has announced a country-wide initiative to offer educational institutions a significant discount on its flagship Costimator software, a cost-estimating, quoting and process planning system.

MTI Announces Record International Sales
MTI Systems (West Springfield, Massachusetts), a provider of cost-estimating solutions for manufacturing, secured a record number of international sales in 2010 for its flagship Costimator product.

Enhanced Cost Estimating Software
MTI Systems’ Costimator version 11.0 is designed to improve user experience, productivity, speed and accuracy.

Feature-Based Cost Estimating Module
MTI Systems has released a feature-based cost estimating module within its flagship product, Costimator. Costimator V9. 0 provides users with feature-based cost models for machining and sheet metal fabrication.

Cost Estimating Software Expands Set Of Feature-Based Models
MTI Systems offers Costimator OEM V9.0, which is designed to enable manufacturing companies to assess, identify and reduce product costs throughout the product development lifecycle.

Software Calculates Cycle Times And Manufacturing Costs

Integrated Programs Assist Shop Management

Shop Boosts Manufacturing Efficiency...Profits With A...Cost Estimating System
To win jobs from customers that include NASA, aerospace companies, and a variety of petrochemical, oilfield and gas industries, a precision machine shop must respond to an average of 150 customer Requests for Quotes (RFQs) per week.

Accurate Cost Estimates-Fast
Accurate cost estimates - fast. Costimator RapidCost is designed to simplify the job and help estimators produce accurate quotes quickly enough to satisfy deadline pressures.