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

Featured Supplier: 3D Printing Ally

“We support our customers, large and small,  with advice, design assistance, and project management for large jobs.” Who is 3D Printing Ally? Leader: Tyler Pope Year Founded: 2014 # of Employees: 2-10 Headquarters: Eden Prairie, MN Equipment: 3D Systems ProJet 6000 SD (Stereolitho­graphy) 3D Systems ProJet 7000 SD (Stereolitho­graphy) 3D Systems sPro 60 (Selective Laser … Continued

Featured Supplier: Re3dtech

“Re3dTech has made thousands of parts on one of the most talked about 3D printing platforms to hit the market. The HP Jet Fusion 4200.” Re3dtech Co-Founders, James Teuber and Russell Beck bring their years of  manufacturing experience to deliver 3D print prototype and production parts using state-of-the-art additive printing technology. Who is Re3dtech? Leader: … Continued

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