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How on-demand manufacturing strongly supports innovation

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Xometry Capabilities (CNC machining, 3D printing, sheet metal, injection moulding, die casting)
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From designing new products to transforming manufacturing processes and rethinking supply chain management… innovation is undoubtedly a key asset in the manufacturing industry and for engineers. And this is where Xometry, a global player in on-demand manufacturing, steps in.

When it comes to innovation, time is clearly a decisive factor. That’s why there’s no better way to source parts efficiently than with a partner that has all the necessary production capacity on a single dedicated platform.

Reduced project times and high production capacities

Xometry’s large network of over 2,000 certified providers across Europe is capable of consistently delivering fast turnaround times and competitive pricing. The company offers 14 manufacturing processes from more traditional techniques to cutting-edge additive manufacturing technologies:

  • CNC machining: CNC turning, milling, and drilling 
  • Sheet metal fabrication: laser, plasma and waterjet cutting, bending
  • 3D printing: FDM, MJF, SLS, SLA, DMLS, Carbon DSL, and Polyjet
  • Injection moulding: plastic injection, overmoulding, insert moulding
  • Die casting: hot and cold chamber die casting

Xometry supports engineers and companies with their manufacturing projects for both prototyping and serial production. Its team of experts can advise you on design and feasibility based on 3D models to ensure your prototype parts are flawlessly produced. Once the design is validated, you can start mass-producing your parts. If you have an urgent high-volume project, Xometry can arrange simultaneous production at several sites to meet challenging deadlines.

Instant quotes online in just a few clicks

Xometry’s AI-based Instant Quoting Engine is an online platform that uses computational geometry algorithms to analyse 3D models for accurately rendering design details for manufacturing and assessing part complexity. These algorithms are inspired by the way a machinist analyses a part design and are the result of an ongoing collaboration between Xometry’s expert machinists and the computational geometry team.

All you need to do is upload a 3D design and the Instant Quoting tool provides you with the most competitively priced quote possible for your parts. If you change the technology and material, you can see how the price changes. This elaborate system supports engineers and product designers who are looking for a reliable partner to provide estimates for various parts and prototypes while also saving time.

Xometry Instant Quoting Engine

On-demand manufacturing is suitable for various applications

Over the years, Xometry has helped numerous UK-based companies in various industries with their innovation projects. Xometry provided:

  • Hybrid Marine Ltd with mechanical components to produce their hybrid engines for marine crafts that combine combustion engines with electric motors, generators, and batteries
  • ConnectomX with CNC machined parts for their katana microtomes (electronic scientific devices used for biological research). This innovative project made them a pioneer in this specific market
  • Warwick Moto with 5-axis CNC machined parts to produce a subframe for a highly innovative electric superbike. An interdisciplinary team of 25 students and academics were working at the forefront of electric motorsport

What all of these companies have in common is that they believe Xometry offers an efficient way of getting custom parts produced quickly and at a competitive price.

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