MACHINE SHOP ESTIMATING & QUOTING SOFTWARE
Solutions built with your machine shop workflow and profitability in mind
Running a machine shop is complicated business. It’s even more complicated when you have to link multiple software systems together to make it all work — before you even start making parts. We believe software systems can do a better job of supporting the workflow within today’s modern machine shops. Machine Research provides a set of cloud-based machine shop estimating software applications that make each step of your internal process more efficient and your shop more profitable. See how you can unleash your productivity with our machine shop management software for free.
RFQs come in by phone, email, or web, accompanied by 3D CAD models (along with other files and documents), not easily viewable without expensive CAD platform licenses or CAM platform translator add-ons. Let’s face it: paying for a CAD license for every employee in sales, business development, program/project management, and the front office would be prohibitively expensive, and would amount to overkill relative to their specific needs. To help show your shop a better way, our machine shop management software is free.
Furthermore, quoting is typically based on “tribal knowledge” and resides in the heads of a select few within most companies. It is largely done with spreadsheets or ERP systems — tools that don’t help speed the process, and that typically lack the kind of functionality that could help you leverage your knowledge of past work.
One of your most valuable assets is the knowledge of past projects: how you quoted them, how you programmed the manufacturing process, and how similar some of those past projects are to what you’re currently working on. How do you know if you’ve done a similar project in the past and whether it was profitable?
Machine Research’s machine shop estimating software helps you unlock your knowledge.
OUR ESTIMATING & QUOTING SOLUTION
Free 3D CAD Model Viewer
Built to view, analyze, markup, translate and share any 3D model or drawing and extract basic geometric information for faster, more accurate costing. Convert, store and share your models securely.
Estimating & Quoting Software
Estimating and quoting software built for machine shop and custom manufacturing teams who need to share knowledge and improve quoting speed and accuracy. Creates a centralized, shared catalog of all your models and drawings, captures estimates and costing information, and generates quotes instantly.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Custom manufacturing is changing. In the past customers would hand me drawings or prints to work from but now everything is communicated with 3D CAD models which I often can’t open. Machine Research solves that problem for me by letting me see everything my customers send on my phone or laptop. This has eliminated a huge frustration in opening and viewing CAD files.
Santa Barbara California Wood Worker