3 Things Job Shops Can Do to Build a Marketing Presence

How do you get in front of engineers and buyers that are looking to get custom parts made? Beyond a referral from a peer or coworker, part buyers often start by going to Google. Buyers type in the name of a shop they may have heard about or the name of the service they are … Continued

Running Multiple Shifts in a Job Shop

Jay Jacobs was the founder and CEO of RAPID, a CNC machining and sheet metal shop that grew to $50M in sales and was sold to Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB) in 2017 for $120M. Today, Jay is a champion for American manufacturing and is working through Paperless Parts to enable job shop owners to compete … Continued

Job Shop Manufacturing: How to Win the “Right” Mix of Jobs

Jay Jacobs was the founder and CEO of RAPID, a CNC machining and sheet metal shop that grew to $50M in sales and was sold to Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB) in 2017 for $120M. Today, Jay is a champion for American manufacturing and is working through Paperless Parts to enable job shop owners to compete … Continued

Full Stack Engineer

Paperless Parts is a SaaS platform that empowers machine shops to thrive in the highly competitive global landscape of Industry 4.0. There are over 20,000 independent machine shops in the U.S. that have a combined revenue of $30 billion. The industry is highly fragmented with the 50 largest companies holding less than 10 percent of … Continued

Can We Get the Parts Sooner? Sure!

Jay Jacobs was the founder and CEO of RAPID, a CNC machining and sheet metal shop that grew to $50M in sales and was sold to Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB) in 2017 for $120M. Today, Jay is a champion for American manufacturing and is working through Paperless Parts to enable job shop owners to compete … Continued

Applying the Southwest Business Model to Machine Shops

Jay Jacobs was the founder and CEO of RAPID, a CNC machining and sheet metal shop that grew to $50M in sales and was sold to Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB) in 2017 for $120M. Today, Jay is a champion for American manufacturing and is working through Paperless Parts to enable job shop owners to compete … Continued

How to Deliver Parts On-Time While Making More Money

Jay Jacobs was the founder and CEO of RAPID, a CNC machining and sheet metal shop that grew to $50M in sales and was sold to Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB) in 2017 for $120M. Today, Jay is a champion for American manufacturing and is working through Paperless Parts to enable job shop owners to compete … Continued

How Paperless Parts Works

How Paperless Parts Works Paperless Parts is a transparent marketplace for custom manufactured parts. Using proprietary technology tools, we eliminate all costs associated with sourcing and quoting. Paperless leverages technology in three core areas: geometric file interrogation, machine learning, and supplier-driven activity-based costing. Follow these steps to source your first part: Paperless Parts is incredibly … Continued

Featured Supplier: HartSmart Products

“The most interesting part(s) we have printed was a full solar-powered food dehydrator assembly for use in third world countries….” Who is HartSmart Products? Leader: Brandon Hart Year Founded: 2015 # of Employees: 1-10 Headquarters: Des Moines, IA What made you decide to join Paperless Parts? We heard about Paperless Parts on a podcast and … Continued

Featured Supplier: R&D Technologies

“We have manufactured everything from aircraft parts, toys, consumer goods and large animatronics for theme parks, to insulin delivery systems and hyper-accurate pipettor devices…” Who is R&D Technologies? Leader: Shawn P. Reilly Year Founded: 1998 # of Employees: 10-20 Headquarters: N. Kingstown, RI What made you decide to join Paperless Parts? Paperless Parts presents a … Continued