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FREE MANUFACTURING QUOTING SOFTWARE

Our free manufacturing quoting and estimating software brings 3D CAD viewing, estimating and quoting to a wide range of industry needs, and scale as you do. 

Sheet metal fabrication, metal finishing, cutting, etc. all require the use of complex software tools like CAD and CAM. While each individual type of manufacturing is different and carries inherent unique challenges, many of the workflow challenges can be very similar. Machine Research has a powerful manufacturing cost estimating software to help a wide range of manufacturing shops. 

The Problem

​RFQs and customer questions are typically issued by phone, email, or website upload and are accompanied by 3D CAD models (and other files and documents, typically). Unfortunately, these models are not easily viewable without a CAD platform license or translator add-ons to CAM platforms, but these licenses/add-ons are expensive, and most manufacturers don’t need heavy CAD functionality. Sales, business development, program management, and front-office staff don’t need a full CAD platform even if your company does some heavy design work, but they do need to view, translate, measure, and manipulate solid models in order to prepare a quote, and answer customer questions. That typically means they need assistance from others in the facility to do their job properly. Shops can now utilize a single point of contact with our free manufacturing quoting software.  

Additionally, quoting is typically based on “tribal knowledge” which usually resides in the heads of a select few experienced people within the company. On many quotes, programming of the 3D solid model needs to be roughed out to estimate programming time, raw material needs, manufacturing time and steps, etc. This can be an extremely time-consuming process.

Machine Research’s manufacturing cost estimate software helps you unlock your knowledge. 

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OUR Quote It 3D 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.  Create projects and collaborate with team members.

Free Quoting Software

Free 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. 

MOBILE APPS

Access CAD models directly from your catalog, email, or cloud storage, on your mobile devices. — iOS and Android apps now available

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.

 

—Daniel

Santa Barbara California Wood Worker

 

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