Paperless parts

For Manufacturers,
By Manufacturers

Our Story

We Didn’t Start in a Garage Like Microsoft or Amazon.
We Started in a Job Shop.

Jay Jacobs started RAPID Manufacturing in 2001. Over 17 years, the firm grew to be the world’s largest prototype sheet metal and second-largest prototype CNC machining business. RAPID’s success was aided by leveraging modern technology, and Paperless Parts was founded to give other manufacturers access to these same types of tools.

Our team has spent time in hundreds of manufacturing operations: from the smallest one-person job shop, to high volume production operations doing $100M contracts. We’ve spoken with thousands of owners and operators, analyzed millions of parts files, and supported hundreds of millions of dollars in orders.

Paperless Parts' visit to a job shop

Founded With a Mission to Make
Manufacturing More Accessible.

 

Every day, we hear manufacturers tell us that software companies force them to change how they work to fit their products. We believe this is wrong: There is no “one size fits all” workflow for every manufacturing business and we built our platform with the flexibility to help you serve your customers.

Today, we have...

60+
Total employees
1M+
Part Files Analyzed, Quoted, and Securely Stored
$500M+
In Orders Processed

Our Founding Story

2010

Jason Ray was working on a Navy ship trying to buy parts and was amazed at how bad the process was.

2016

Jay Jacobs was running the world's largest prototype sheet metal shop. He had a real vision for the industry and worked with Jason to start what is now Paperless Parts.

Feb 2017

Paperless Parts was founded by Jay Jacobs, Jason Ray, Scott Sawyer, Matt Sordillo, and Steve Lynch.

Aug 2017

Paperless Parts launches a marketplace and it fails. The team realized it is more valuable to empower manufacturers with the right tools rather than forcing them into an ecosystem.

Nov 2017

Paperless Parts teams up with first 10 customers to build version one of our quoting platform.

2020

Paperless Parts customers grow and thrive through the pandemic, the company increases customer base by 10x and grows the team 3x.

April 2021

Paperless Parts named as one of the 50 best small companies to work for in Boston by Built In Boston.

June 2021

Paperless Parts hires employee #50 and opens its new headquarters in Boston, MA.

July 2021

Paperless parts announces strategic partnership with Penn Engineering to further streamline the assemblies quoting process for sheet metal fabricators.

Our Community

 

From the products we build to the stories we tell, our primary goal is to create an experience that best serves our customers. We know that a crucial factor in growing a manufacturing business is building relationships. That’s why we’re building a community of manufacturers who can share experiences and succeed together.

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Our Employees Are At The Core of Everything We Do

 

Our team is invested in attracting, retaining, and growing top talent at Paperless Parts. Cultivating a people-centric, mission-driven organization is no easy feat, and our team works cross-functionally to make Paperless Parts an inclusive, inviting, and exciting place to work.

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