Our company is developing an instant pricing tool for CNC Machined parts. The software compares a given CAD Model against a database of CAD Files and historical prices. To build a more robust database, we are collecting information on previously machined parts. These parts need to have been produced on a mill or a lathe in the USA.
PLEASE REMOVE ALL IDENTIFYING COMPANY INFORMATION FROM THE FILES BEFORE SENDING. We have no interest in which companies made this part, all we really care about is the geometry and the price to produce. We have worked with dozens of companies already, and have addressed many concerns regarding IP protection. If you have any questions to this end, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
To incentivize participation we will pay $500 per 1,000 unique part designs. Each design MUST include the following:
3D Model of the part (Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks 3D native file or STEP format file)
Spreadsheet (example attached) containing:
- Name of 3D CAD File
- Tightest tolerance on part
- Material used
- Total price per part
- Production batch size
- Year produced (we don’t want files more than 5 years old).
Add these additional pieces of information per part:
The exact equipment used to make it (e.g. Haas ST-30 Lathe)
Machine cutting time
Setup and programming time
And we’ll pay $600 per 1,000 parts.