XomReplay: March 2019

In Volume 1, Issue 4 of XomReplay, we're excited to share our latest enhancements such as a speed-up to our add-ins for SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor, high-powered quoting, faster and more precise quick turn CNC parts, and more

By Serena Ngoh · February 28, 2019

Since our last issue of XomReplay, we've had another round of enhancements to our offerings and services. For the month of March, we're over the moon about our product updates such as:

  • A speed-up of our SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor add-ins
  • High-powered quoting 
  • Faster and more precise quick turn CNC parts
  • Certifications for specialized finishes 
  • And more

Our Add-ins for SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor Are Mightier Than Ever

Our add-ins for SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor are now up to 3x faster. This means when you make a change to your material, process, or design within your CAD workspace, our add-in will calculate a new quote—complete with a new price, new lead time, and DFM feedback—3x as quickly!

We’re now making it easier for you to download the SOLIDWORKS add-in when you upload .sldprt files. Just follow the download prompt so you can experience the efficiency and speed of designing, quoting, and ordering within your CAD environment. Read more about the changes to the SOLIDWORKS Add-In here and to the Inventor Add-In here.

Quoting that Doesn’t Quit

Now when you upload the mother lode (a.k.a., many large and complex files), you’ll hit the quoting mother lode too. Our Data Engineering team has revolutionized the way the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine℠ analyzes and quotes part files so large uploads won’t time out or force you to sit and wait until they’re complete.

The Xometry Quoting Engine℠ is now built to persevere: you can close the browser and leave while our platform continues to analyze your part geometries. When you come back, your parts will be ready and you won’t have to restart the analysis all over again. Get ready to experience seamless quoting, even with the most data-intense parts.

Quick Turn CNC Parts: Higher Precision and Faster Lead Times

We now manufacture quick turn CNC parts with non-standard tolerances (as tight as  +/-.001”(.025mm). Additionally, we now offer the option to expedite these parts to receive them in as few as three days. The list of parts that qualify for our shortest lead times is getting longer and longer. What are you waiting for? Try it now.

Finish Options That Are Crystal Clear (Or Just As You Want)

We’re making sure you know exactly what your finish options are when you get a quote. In the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine℠, just click “Learn about our finishes" or "see our surface finish photo gallery" to learn more.

Check, Check, and Double Check on Finishes

We’re making it easier for you to verify that your CNC or Sheet Metal parts have the specialized finishing operation you ordered (if it differs from the standard finish or bead blasting). For finishes like Anodize, Chem-film, Plating, Powder Coating, and Custom, a finish certification will now be provided with your order.

Smaller Things

  • Non-US customers can now enter their phone number in its native format when they register and check out

That's it for now! Have other suggestions? Reach out to Senior Product Manager Hunter Guerin at hguerin@xometry.com.

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