Huntsville, AL, April 11, 2000 - ( ) - Quickparts.com, Inc. announced today that it has added the capability to deliver Investment Casting Patterns to customers who need these patterns for use in the process to create custom cast metal parts. Customers can now visit the Quickparts.com web site and use QuickQuote™ to instantly quote and purchase custom manufactured Investment Casting patterns.
"We developed this capability in response to the high volume of customer requests for this service. We also recognize that the low-volume custom manufactured metal part industry should have access to QuickQuote™ in order to streamline and shorten the time required to quote and purchase custom manufactured patterns," said Ronald L. Hollis, P.E., President of Quickparts.com.
"Instant quoting at Quickparts.com will provide existing Investment Casting foundries with a simple, `always on' solution to allow them entry into the prototype casting market. Foundries will now be able to go on-line, get an instant quote, and buy their patterns. In their quoting effort, the foundry planner can use Quickparts.com as a quoting tool to learn the exact cost of the pattern, which he then uses in his overall quote package for prototype castings. The value that Quickparts.com's on-line instant quoting adds to the foundries' business is obvious."
At the heart of the Quickparts.com web site is QuickQuote™, a server-side geometry analysis engine that automatically and instantly analyzes a user's own custom CAD geometry right on the web site. QuickQuote™ will read the customers solid model, automatically orient the part geometry for the best quality output for the chosen technology, and instantly produce a binding price quotation.
Quickparts provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and designers looking to create plastic and metal parts from 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models. With its proprietary QuickQuote® geometric analysis software, Quickparts provides product designers with an instant online quote for the manufacturing of their custom parts, either in prototype or production quantities. Quickparts' service offerings include: Rapid Prototypes (SLA, SLS, FDM, Polyjet), Cast Urethanes, CNC Machining, Injection Mold Tooling and Parts, and Sheet Metal Parts. For more information, visit www.quickparts.com or call 877.521.8683.