Enter the die cushion tonnage and the die cushion pressure into the calculator to determine the die cushion pressure.

Die Cushion Pressure Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Die Cushion Pressure.

  • Where DCP is the Die Cushion Pressure
  • DCT is the die cushion tonnage
  • DCA is the die cushion area

To calculate the die cushion pressure, divide the die cushion tonnage by the die cushion area.

What is a Die Cushion Pressure?


A die cushion pressure is the total force per unit area acting on the die cushion within a press.

How to Calculate Die Cushion Pressure?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Die Cushion Pressure.

First, determine the die cushion tonnage. This is the tonnage of force acting on the cushion. In this case, the weight is 100 tons.

Next, determine the area of the die cushion. This die cushion has an area of 4 square feet.

Finally, calculate the die cushion pressure using the formula above:


DCP = 100 / 4

DCP = 25 tons/ft^2