Transfer dies design in 3-D solids

Concept Tooling Systems

The Die Design Experts

As the volume of orders coming into the TSG stamping die members exploded in the mid-2000s, the need for a more efficient die design process arose. To meet the demand, Concept Tooling Systems, Inc. (CTS) opened in September of 2005.

Serving as the primary stamping die design Company for the TSG Stamping die members and other non TSG companies, CTS put together a team of experienced designers that focus on best practices of die design, which increased the speed that dies could be designed.



CTS is a designer and engineer of small to large progressive, transfer and line sheet metal stamping dies in full, 3D solids, using...

  • CATIA V5
  • Unigraphics NX4
  • AutoForm

Not only for the TSG member companies, CTS uses their design experience to accommodate a wide range of tooling orders for die builders throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico; including stamping dies for...

  • Cross members and engine cradles
  • Frame rails, brackets and hangers
  • Appliance industry panels, brackets, and supports
  • Seat back panels
  • A, B, & C pillars
  • Floor pans & risers
  • Brackets, reinforcement, and supports for I/P’s and seating
  • Drive train brackets and supports
  • Engine compartment components
  • Heat shields and extrusions
  • Fuel filler bases and hinges
  • Body in white parts


Draw Form Simulation

Virtually every die and tool that CTS designs is tested through draw simulation prior to building. Their draw form analysis tests out complicated bends and processes to problem areas that can be fixed before they make it into the final design for build.


Tooling Systems Group Connection

As a member of TSG, CTS has access to resources that bring better quality to its customers with:

  • Increased buying power through centralized purchasing
  • Increased efficiency and capacity
  • Shared knowledge of best practices and processes
  • Vertical integration for a seamless project from start to finish

To learn more about the benefits and capabilities of the group, visit our Why TSG page.


CTS Related Images

A view of the CTS die design floor.One of the die design work stations at CTS showing a progressive die under development.CTS can program draw situations to test a part before metal is ever cut to make its stamping die.A CTS progressive die in design with 3D solids.A CTS designed transfer die in 3D solids.

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