Fabricating Partners Inc. has launched fabricating.com, an online request for quote (RFQ) marketplace designed to help U.S. buyers build supplier networks and manufacture made-to-order parts.
The web-based system uses the company’s SourceNow platform, which is designed to streamline and manage the sourcing custom-manufactured products, parts, and assemblies. It analyzes part details from each RFQ posted by buyers then locates U.S.-based contract manufacturers with the matching expertise, capacity and machine assets for the job. Suppliers use the same paperless system to quote for business. The sourcing platform supports CAD files, Excel spreadsheets and other common engineering file formats.
The service supports more than 250 manufacturing processes, including machining, sheet metal fabricating and thermoforming. It requires no setup, software installation or maintenance, only Internet access and a standard browser.