Sound the noisemakers and release the confetti! We’ve just quoted our 1 millionth machining order in North America. While legal won’t let us give out an oversized check or free parts for life to whoever put us over a million, it’s another great reminder that designers and engineers are using quick-turn CNC machining more than ever for prototypes and production parts. We launched our machining service in 2007 and have continued to enhance our capabilities with new plastic and metal materials and processes like lathe.
So, how do these numbers relate to our other services? We’ve quoted more than 700,000 injection molding orders and 525,000 3D printing orders, putting Proto Labs well over the 2 million mark in North America.
And for that, we sincerely thank our customers.
As we work to build a better online experience, look for some noticeable ecommerce improvements in the coming months during the customer checkout process. By the end of the year, there will be a more integrated, single-checkout process regardless of manufacturing service. Customers will be able to easily review part and order history, and before completing an order, subtotals with estimated tax and shipping costs will be visible.
It’s all designed to build a better online experience for customers. Got a CAD model ready? Let’s start working towards another million quotes. Upload your design here.