Xometry’s On-Demand Manufacturing Quoting Engine Powered by HOOPS Communicator and HOOPS Exchange
Sharper parts visuals in a browser and access to multiple CAD formats are integral components in Xometry’s Instant Quoting Engine
August 21, 2018 – BEND, Oregon — Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of development toolkits to the engineering software industry, today announces Xometry is using HOOPS Communicator and HOOPS Exchange to power their Instant Quoting Engine℠ for product designers and engineers nationwide. The need for clearer and sharper product visualizations and the importance of CAD data integrity led Xometry to choose HOOPS Communicator and HOOPS Exchange.
“HOOPS Exchange has been an integral part of our instant quoting engine for a few years now, and it has helped us transform the manufacturing industry by providing the kind of immediate CAD translation needed for our on-demand quoting engine,” said Scott Rothrock, Chief Technology Officer at Xometry. “HOOPS Communicator further enhances the instant quoting experience by providing clear, sharp product design visualizations. All of this is critical to our mission of providing product designers and engineers with the most efficient way to source high-quality custom parts, as well as better design-for manufacturability feedback.”
The leading CAD translation software development kit (SDK), HOOPS Exchange, delivers access to over 20 CAD file formats through a single interface and integrity of CAD data input is critical to getting accurate price quotes and design for manufacturability feedback. With the addition of HOOPS Communicator, a simple, powerful toolkit for advanced 3D web visualization, users will have an even clearer visualization of their custom part design.
“Applications such as Xometry’s Instant Quoting Engine is a perfect showcase for the power and ease of our HOOPS platforms,” said Gavin Bridgeman, Chief Technology Officer at Tech Soft 3D. “The HOOPS software development kits provide the kind of CAD data access, flexibility and control needed to create custom engineering applications for desktop, web, mobile, cloud and even 3D printing or AR/VR. We are excited to see Xometry capitalizing on yet another HOOPS toolkit, this time Communicator, to provide the rich, engineering visualization that is unparalleled by any other tool on the market.”
Xometry is transforming custom manufacturing through a proprietary software platform which offers on-demand manufacturing to a diverse customer base, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. We provide product designers and engineers the most efficient way to source high-quality custom parts, with 24/7 access to instant pricing, expected lead time and manufacturability feedback. Our nationwide network of over 2,300 partner manufacturing facilities enables us to maintain consistently fast lead times while offering a broad array of capabilities, including CNC Machining, 3D Printing, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Injection Molding and Urethane Casting. Xometry has over 10,000 customers, including BMW, General Electric and NASA. To learn more, visit www.xometry.com.
About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications, as well as the creator of the 3D format that is part of the PDF standard. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. For more information, visit www.techsoft3d.com or www.techsoft3d.com/CAM.
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