What’s New in Paperless Parts – January Edition

As we start the new year, we want to make sure you’re caught up on all the new features and improvements we recently shipped. Quote Using Assemblies You can now upload .STEP assemblies. Line items are created for the top-level assembly as well as each component. This is the first release of our assembly support … Continued

Release Notes – December 4, 2018

We’ve been hard at work improving the product based on your feedback. Check out what’s new in the latest version of Paperless Parts! Find Similar Parts When Quoting a Part When quoting a part for a customer, Paperless Parts now checks to see if you have quoted the part before based on part name and … Continued

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

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