SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart manufacturing startup Plethora launches online instant feedback system for companies ordering high-quality, quick-turn machined parts. The platform brings manufacturability feedback, pricing, and checkout to mechanical designers and engineers. Now, anyone with a 3D part file can have it CNC machined in as soon as three days.
Users upload files online and immediately receive manufacturability feedback, solutions to design issues, committed pricing and turnaround times - not just quotes. Anyone ordering parts can be confident they will be delivered to-spec and on-time. One of the major updates to the platform is its ability to handle many concurrent uploads, so project managers can easily order multiple parts.
With the launch of Plethora's full-stack online system, engineers can access the entire suite of feedback and on-demand ordering for 3D models. The platform supports ACIS®, Inventor®, CATIA® V5, Creo™ Parametric, IGES, Parasolid®, Pro/ENGINEER®, NX™, SolidEdge®, SolidWorks® and STEP.
Plethora drastically saves time at crucial points in the production lifecycle. Traditionally, engineers have spent significant hours hunting for machine shops that meet their requirements, and machine shops have wasted time going back and forth to provide DFM feedback. This efficiency-loss directly translates into revenue-loss for everyone. Plethora's online tool and CAD add-in automate this process, saving customers time and money.
Plethora also automates their factory operations with custom software enabled to understand the factory's capacity and capabilities. This software optimization ensures that customers receive committed turnaround times without being subjected to the whims of job shops with ever-changing priorities.
"Every step of the manufacturing process -- every cutting tool, machine parameter and material -- is defined in our software, and our factory is connected to the online tool," CEO Nick Pinkston says. "Our users can design for the factory's capabilities while they are designing."
Plethora's software deeply optimizes the engineer's manufacturing workflow, from receiving feedback and pricing during their design stage, to getting their machined parts delivered on-time and in-spec. Through software integration, Plethora maximizes efficiency and guarantees quality and timeliness for their customers.
Based in San Francisco, Plethora machines high-quality, low-volume parts with quick turnaround times. Plethora eliminates the inefficiencies between design and manufacturing with custom software that provides instant feedback to anyone with a 3D model. Plethora works with customers ranging from high-growth hardware startups to Fortune 500 companies. For more information contact [email protected].
SOURCE Plethora Corp.