WASHINGTON, DC — JUNE 7, 2017- The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and Xometry, the leading marketplace for custom manufactured parts, announced today a partnership to provide NTMA members with greater access to manufacturing jobs through the Xometry Partner Network.
Xometry’s instant quoting platform allows customers to easily order custom parts online. The parts are then sourced through the hundreds of vetted manufacturers across the United States who are part of the Xometry Partner Network. There is no cost for manufacturers to join and accept jobs on the Network and there is no bidding. Partners can choose to accept only the jobs they want, when it works for them. A wide range of customers currently using Xometry include General Electric and other Fortune 100 companies, start-ups and even NASA.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer our members access to manufacturing jobs through the Xometry Partner Network,” said Dave Tilstone, President of the National Tooling and Machining Association. “Xometry’s on-demand platform is transforming the industry and we are excited to provide our members with access to jobs within their large network.”
The partnership means that NTMA Members will have greater access to fully vetted jobs from across the United States.
“By offering partners real jobs from across the country, we are able to provide opportunities a manufacturer would not likely see on their own,” said Randy Altshuler, CEO of Xometry. “A machine shop in Texas, for example, is able to easily access jobs coming from Maine or California.”
Xometry’s current manufacturing capabilities include precision manufacturing, CNC machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, and casting jobs. While the Xometry Partner Network is open to all manufacturers, membership is limited based on a thorough vetting and approval process. The partnership between NTMA and Xometry gives NTMA members expedited review of their application into the network, allowing them to start seeing jobs within 24 hours of applying.
For manufacturers, access to jobs outside of their typical ecosystem opens up the possibility for business growth, increased revenue and stabilized forecasting.
“ Xometry supplements my efforts to load the shop floor with the right work at the right price.,” said Stacey Bibik, Business Development Director at Focused on Machining, a NTMA member in Colorado. “It is shopping at your fingertips.”
NTMA is the voice of the precision manufacturing industry. The membership organization unites manufacturers to create prosperous, competitive companies for families, employees and communities. NTMA’s educational programs stimulate the talent pipeline. Resources and roundtables help members share best practices and solve common business problems. Members also take advantage of association discount programs and market research. The NTMA stands for the future. The future is alive and well in the custom precision manufacturing industry.
Xometry is transforming American 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 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 and Urethane Casting. Xometry’s customers include General Electric, the United States Navy, NASA and the United States Army.