The Power of Online Manufacturing
Quickparts.com (http://www.quickparts.com), one of North America's largest providers of custom designed parts, providing everything from rapid prototyping to injection molded parts, announced that President and CEO Dr. Ronald L. Hollis presented “The Power of Online Manufacturing” at the National Manufacturing Show in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Hollis discussed how the Internet and online technologies have transformed the manufacturing community over the past decade. Quickparts.com has become a leader in the product development industry by making it easy for their customers to buy custom designed parts. Beginning in 1999, Quickparts.com is the pioneer for providing online instant quotes for custom designed parts. This single transformation has allowed product development companies, including such companies as Whirlpool (WHR), General Electric (GE) and Dell (DELL), to increase the speed of their product development while saving money. Over the last ten years online manufacturing has evolved into much more than simply online instant quoting for custom designed parts. With a business model that resembles Amazon.com (AMZN), Quickparts has brought a retail mindset to the manufacturing world.
Online manufacturing integrates a front end storefront with a complete suite of back office software that enables users to drive efficiency throughout the sales, project management and manufacturing processes. Online manufacturing starts with customers receiving instant quotes for their new product designs and ends with them receiving their parts and a phone call from their project manager to ensure the parts meet their expectations. By eliminating the wasted time of RFQ management with increased efficiency for the manufacturer, the customer always wins.
“Manufacturing has been around for centuries and there have been many technological innovations to specific manufacturing processes. At Quickparts.com, we have focused on bringing innovation to the front office of new products,” said Dr. Hollis. “This is a severely underserved segment of the whole manufacturing process and is often overlooked because it does not directly involve manufacturing parts. We have aimed to improve that and it has been a huge success for us.”
Quickparts provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and designers looking to create plastic and metal parts directly from their 3D CAD data. Using patented QuickQuote technology, Quickparts is able to provide product designers with an ‘instant online quote’ for the prototyping and production of their custom parts.
Quickparts custom manufacturing services include: rapid prototyping (SLA, SLS, FDM, PolyJet), Cast Urethane Parts, Injection Molding (Tooling and Parts), Sheet Metal Parts, CNC Machined Parts, and Plaster and Metal Casting.