Progressive and VISI CAD Announce Alliance

Progressive Components and Tooling Software Technology, LLC (TST) have announced an alliance bringing Progressive's library of parts to VISI CAD, exclusively distributed in North America by TST.

Initially, TST added commonly used mold components to their library, which is now available. Concurrently, additional programming is underway to generate Progressive's 7,000+ SKU's, with an estimated completion of November 2019.

"We regularly ask our users how we can further improve their mold design efficiencies, and we heard of Progressive's position as a leader in the industry," states Eric Bragg, VP of Sales at TST. "By adding industry standards such as Ejector Pins and Side Locks, as well as Progressive's mechanisms for undercut release and plate sequencing, mold design is simplified, and Bill of Material generation is automated."

VISI CAD is a product of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, which is based out of Stockholm, Sweden and is a recognized leader for CAD/CAM Software solutions for the made-to-order tooling industry. Progressive has three stocking locations, along with inventory and teams located in Germany, Portugal, and Singapore.

"Our roots are in mold design," states Progressive's president Glenn Starkey. "Since our first days in business, we have offered CAD geometry for mold designers to integrate into their library. This collaboration with VISI and TST goes one step further, enabling our customers to take full advantage of the parametric advantages of full integration with a software provider."

Progressive project engineer, Kevin Kelly, added, "Offering standardized components is the basis of what we do at Progressive. TST has been able to take our library and offer direct integration, standardizing the CAD process for all VISI users using our components. Having off-the-shelf components and off-the-shelf CAD, designed by mold designers, gives Progressive a leading edge."

VISI users, in North America, can learn more about these component libraries by contacting TST Software at 248-922-9293 or To learn more about Progressive's CAD offering, visit, or contact