In conjunction with National Manufacturing Week, Quickparts.com, Inc. the premier web-based manufacturer of rapid prototypes and build-to-order plastic and cast metal parts, today announced the release of QuickQuote™ Rev 2.0, the latest upgrade to Quickpart's Instant Online Quoting Technology. Rev 2.0 represents Quickparts on-going development of Instant Online Quoting Technology.
The QuickQuote™ technology is a server-side software system that provides the registered user of the Quickparts web site with instantaneous, customized, binding quotes for rapid prototypes and other build-to-order manufacturing projects directly from the user's uploaded 3D CAD models.
The enhancements to QuickQuote in Rev 2.0 are all customer requested enhancements designed to make the process of getting instantaneous quotes better and more in line with the typical customer procurement process. The improvements also serve to enable real-time communication and collaboration between the customer and the Quickparts customer support team.
QuickQuote™ Rev 2.0 includes support for the upload of ZIP files that contains any type of project related documentation, from 3D CAD STL files to process documents to BOM spreadsheets, for consideration by the instant quoting engine. Since QuickQuote™ can provide instant quotes for the outsource of an unlimited number of parts that make up a customer's project, customers asked for the ability to pack all project part files into a single ZIP file for a streamlined upload.
QuickQuote™ Rev 2.0 also includes an industry-first capability for customers to chat live and collaborate with Quickparts' Customer Advocates and Project Managers. This capability enables customers to find out in real time on the Quickparts web site decision-critical information, such as the current delivery schedule, directly from the Quickparts project management team.
"We are fanatics about providing our customers with an evolving instant online quoting system that changes to meet the needs of our customers," stated Ronald L. Hollis P.E., President of Quickparts.com. "In a nutshell, our customers ask and we deliver. This upgrade represents a quantum leap in capability that far exceeds the improvements we make to our unique web-based offering on a daily basis. The ZIP file upload is a huge development, especially to our customers who look to us to manufacture the prototypes of their complete, complex, multi-part assemblies. The live chat and collaboration enables our customers to contact my team in real-time when they need us, when they are in the process of quoting a project."
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.