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Xometry Finishing Service: A Marketplace for Custom Parts

Xometry Finishing Service: A Marketplace for Custom Parts

Xometry’s newest product release, the Finishing Service, is a world-class platform where you can seamlessly send RFQs to Xometry’s highly-vetted, post-processing manufacturing partners, receive and evaluate quotes, and manage orders in one convenient location.

eBook: Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

eBook: Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

We've compiled our best design tips into this ebook to help you learn how to determine and define CNC tolerances. Read more aobut fits, datums, GD&T, and more to start designing more precise parts for your projects.

eBook: Designing for Sheet Metal Fabrication

eBook: Designing for Sheet Metal Fabrication

We've compiled our best design tips into this ebook to help you understand the sheet metal fabrication process, important design considerations for optimizing your parts for manufacturing, and information about Xometry's sheet metal services.

Video: Super-cooling Plastics for Better Precision Machining

Video: Super-cooling Plastics for Better Precision Machining

Xometry Director of Application Engineering Greg Paulsen recently spent a day at Xometry’s Quality Assurance Lab to check out the different inspection equipment. What he saw was a fascinating solution to the perils of machining plastics.

Manufacturing with Garolite Machining

Manufacturing with Garolite Machining

Garolite is a composite material with superior engineering properties. Learn more about its material makeup, mechanical characteristics, design and machining challenges, and finish options.

On-Demand Webinar: How to Use the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine

On-Demand Webinar: How to Use the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine

Our latest webinar details how to make the best use of our new and improved quoting engine. Join Xometry Greg in an in-depth demonstration to learn about our latest manufacturing options, engineering support resources, and engineering design resources.