Quickparts.com, Inc. the premier web-based manufacturer of build-to-order parts and rapid prototypes, today announced the release of MyQuote, the desktop version of its QuickQuote(tm) Instant Quoting Engine. MyQuote enables off-line access to Quickparts' Instant Quoting and Ordering Technology for Build-to-Order parts and rapid prototypes. MyQuote, a locally loaded desktop application, will be available to engineers and buyers whose company policies prohibit them from transmitting product CAD data across the internet.
MyQuote was developed in response to requests from several Fortune 50 and government contractor companies who need the benefits of the Quickparts.com instant quoting solution, but whose company and security policies do not allow the transmission of product data over the internet to the Quickparts.com website. MyQuote allows non-internet buyers of Build-to-Order parts and rapid prototypes to experience the benefits of the Quickparts' Instant Quoting Engine, called QuickQuote(tm), including instantaneous quotes, unlimited what-if scenario quotes, automatic customized PO and related document creation, and elimination of the typical wait time for traditional RFQ's.
Users of MyQuote will be able to locally load their CAD model sets from their own computer hard drives, select a manufacturing process, quantity, and materials, and then click on "Create Quote". MyQuote will then instantly produce and display a binding quotation for the outsourced manufacture of the user's build-to-order parts. To place an order with Quickparts.com for the parts, the user clicks on "Order Parts", and the customized Purchase Order is automatically created. The customer's CAD data, Purchase Order, and project specifications are automatically packaged for secure delivery to Quickparts.com according to the customer's acceptable practices.
"MyQuote is our response to our customer base who want and need the benefits of Quickparts' Instant Quoting technology, but cannot transfer product data over the internet," said Quickparts.com President Ronald L. Hollis, P.E.. "The Quickparts.com website enables users to instantly get their customized quotes for Build-To-Order parts and rapid prototypes. MyQuote now allows those Fortune 50 and government contractors who cannot use the Quickparts.com website to also get their custom binding quotes instantly."
MyQuote will be available to qualifying companies whose policies prevent the transfer of product data across the internet. The MyQuote application software is free-of-charge to qualified customers. MyQuote is currently in Beta test and will be available for production release on November 1st, 2000.
For more information about MyQuote, interested users can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Atlanta Headquarters of Quickparts.com at 404-303-6612.
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.