Technical Programming


Estimating Metal Stamping Dies Virtual Seminar

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Virtual Seminar | 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET

Experience this powerful opportunity to explore the planning and estimating of metal stamping dies to achieve more consistent die estimates!

Virtual Seminar Highlights

Introduction to Die Cost Estimating

  • Goals of an efficient die cost-estimating system
  • Controlling die price variation and reducing mistakes
  • Utilizing resources for efficient die cost estimating
  • Preparing and interpreting the die request for quote

Die Types and Construction Specifications

  • Basic die construction for estimating
  • Selecting the die type (progressive, transfer and line-die applications)
  • Understanding die design and construction specifications
  • Press specifications for estimating

Planning & Processing

  • Analyzing the production part
  • Formability, flattening and nesting techniques for 2D and 3D data
  • Die process-planning techniques
  • Process order of operations
  • Determining the number and type of stations

Estimating the Die Cost

  • Popular die cost-estimating methods
  • Formulas for estimating design, die shoe, build-up, punch and die, cams, springs, stock control, sensors, contour machining, tryout, and approval cost
  • Establishing labor and overhead rates, and profit goals
  • Calibrating the die cost-estimating system
  • Key metrics in die quoting
  • Die market and selling considerations


Jeff Bennett, President, Tool Planners Inc.
Jeff is the developer of and its innovative products and services for die cost estimating. His areas of expertise include die shop management, cost estimating, and tool and automation design. Tool Planners Inc. serves the metal stamping industry with software, training, and consulting services for die cost estimating. Jeff is a regular speaker at PMA seminars and has served on PMA's Technical Task Force.


Wednesday, December 9, 2020
12:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET


Members $99
Nonmembers $199

NOTE: Attendees will receive an email from “Webinar Admin” with the login information.

Registrants will receive a link to the presentation recording after the webinar.

To register over the phone, please contact Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.