Advanced Machine Shop Estimation Solutions

Introduction to ShouldCost Products

Welcome to the future of machine shop estimations, where technology meets innovation to bring you state-of-the-art estimation solutions. At ShouldCost, we are reshaping the industry standards with our cutting-edge products designed for enhanced precision and efficiency.

With a legacy backed by technological advancements, we are here to guide you towards a seamless estimation process.


ShouldCost: Your Gateway to Efficient 2D Estimations

Your journey to achieving fast and accurate 2D estimations begins with ShouldCost. Our platform is designed to facilitate seamless machine shop quoting and estimations, allowing you to concentrate on what matters most – delivering quality products.

Experience the benefits of streamlined operations and enhance your user experience with ShouldCost. Hear from our satisfied clients and learn how ShouldCost has transformed their estimation processes.

ShouldCost DEEP: Revolutionizing 3D Estimations

Step into the next dimension of estimations with ShouldCost DEEP. Our platform offers an in-depth approach to 3D estimations, integrating seamlessly with top CAD/CAM platforms for an unparalleled user experience.

Discover the power of ShouldCost DEEP, a tool that is revolutionizing the industry with its capabilities in 3D analysis and machine shop quoting. Explore the integrations and compatibility that make ShouldCost DEEP a leader in the industry.

Connecting with Micro Estimating: Our Foundation

While ShouldCost stands as a beacon of innovation in the industry, it is deeply rooted in the foundational technology developed by Micro Estimating. This connection ensures a synergy that amplifies the capabilities of ShouldCost, providing users with a robust and comprehensive solution.

Learn more about our foundational technology and the synergy between ShouldCost and Micro Estimating here.

Choose Your Ideal Estimation Tool

Ready to take your estimation processes to the next level? Contact us today to discover the perfect solution for your needs. Explore our product range and request a demo to experience the power of ShouldCost firsthand.

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Learn how we can help you control costs and shorten lead-times for your customers!

Who we serve

For 40 years, Micro Estimating Systems has provided many fortune 500 companies with state-of the-art-technologies. Utilizing our decades of experience and the latest in technology, we created ShouldCost, a cutting-edge “quote” software that helps machine shops quote faster and more accurately.

Micro Estimating Systems has a strong reputation and proven track record for providing the highest quality products and services for manufacturers who work in CNC machining processes such as fabrication, automatic screw machining, general manufacturing including grinding, gear hobbing, deburring, inspection, and many others.

We specialize in metal, but we also have some capabilities for plastics. Our secondary target are engineers who want to know how their design changes affect price.

We serve the following industries but not limited to:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Engineering Services
  • Fluid Power
  • Hydraulics
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Injection Molding
  • Machine Shops
  • Machine Tooling
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • OEM
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Equipment
  • Solar Power
  • Wind Power