From keeping cool in the driver's seat of a red hot NASCAR racecar to making it go as fast as possible, Quickparts (www.quickparts.com) the source for custom parts with online instant quoting, is helping several major auto racing suppliers beat the competition in the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup racing season.
Indianapolis-based AUTO RESEARCH CENTER provides advanced-technology wind tunnel testing of race cars ranging from NASCAR to Formula One. "The race can be won and lost before you get to the track," said Andre Brown, Strategic Business Development for ARC. "ARC is a confidential research facility providing design and consulting services to automotive and professional racing clientele. Being able to obtain highly specialized, custom parts from Quickparts in a broad range of materials at Internet speed is critical to our ability to help customers be competitive."
Kustom Komponents, LLC of Temple, Pennsylvania designs and manufactures driver air conditioning and carbon monoxide filtration systems for all types of professional racing series, including NASCAR. "Providing filtered and cooled air directly into a driver's helmet is an important safety factor, by allowing a driver to 'keep his or her cool' and to make better and faster decisions behind the wheel of a 200 mph NASCAR race car," said Chad Rochotte. "We depend on Quickparts to deliver custom prototypes quickly and accurately. Due to the nature of racing, the suppliers to the industry have to be as competitive as the drivers and the teams. Our products are constantly evolving to stay ahead of the competition in regards to size, weight, and performance, and Quickparts helps us to do just that."
According to Ronald L. Hollis, President and CEO, "Quickparts is an entirely new way of obtaining custom manufactured plastic and metal parts. Traditional methods of obtaining custom parts take too much time, leave lots of room for error, and are often a bigger hassle than anticipated," Dr. Hollis explained.
"By maximizing the speed, accuracy and efficiency of the Internet," he continued, "our QuickQuote process enables product designers to obtain instant price quotes and buy custom parts online 24x7. Quickparts has served over 36,000 users, generating more than 233,000 quotes for plastic and metal parts from our customer's unique designs. With Quickparts' patent-pending QuickQuote technology, users simply upload their 3D CAD data, select their manufacturing process, and a custom binding quote is presented in seconds.
"Quickparts is the leader in helping engineers and designers accelerate products to market, and providing significant production capacity. Many small to medium-sized manufacturers are relying on Quickparts for production quantities. Guaranteed top-quality parts, a focused customer service and project management system, and industry-best lead times mean that manufacturers deliver their finished products to customers faster and more inexpensively than ever," concluded Dr. Hollis.
Quickparts Services at-a-glance
Rapid Prototyping ( Next Day Ship): Stereolithography (SLA) , Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Polyjet
Pre-Production Parts: Cast Urethanes / RTV Molding , CNC Machining, Sheet Metal Prototypes.
Production Parts: Rapid Injection Molding, Low-Volume Injection Mold Tooling and Parts, and Production Injection Mold Tooling and Parts.
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.