is a resource for engineers, inventors, and contract manufacturers to facilitate informed decision making during the product design and sourcing process. Get started by browsing the knowledge center on the left, covering a range of manufacturing processes and materials. Learn about the manufacturing cycle and capabilities for each process, as well as design for manufacturing guidelines to create a more cost effective part. Use the many interactive tools to aid in the design and manufacture of your part. These tools provide a fast and reliable way to identify a compatible process and material, estimate the cost of manufacturing, and locate a supplier.
for free and gain access to even more online toolsthat allow you to personalize the above services and collaborate with others.
- View and edit complete estimates for reference parts
- Save and manage all estimates in a customizable workspace
- Create your own part libraries
- Share estimates with colleagues or customers