SOURCE: Quickparts, Inc.

April 19, 2007 16:01 ET

Free Apple iPod and New TuneTether From Quickparts at Design & Manufacturing South Expo; No Purchase Necessary, Details at Booth 2944

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- World Congress Center -- Quickparts (www.quickparts.com), the source for custom parts with online instant quoting, will award one iPod® per day to three lucky attendees at the Design & Manufacturing Expo, April 24-26, 2007. Booth visitors will also be given the opportunity to receive the new, unique TuneTether® accessory, which prevents iPod® "earbuds" from tangling and also keeps them within reach.

There is no purchase necessary to win an iPod® and TuneTether® from Quickparts. Simply visit booth 2944 and register for a chance to win. Winners will be selected at the close of each day.

"Quickparts is an entirely new way of obtaining custom-manufactured plastic and metal parts," said Ronald L. Hollis, Ph.D., President and CEO, Quickparts. "A more traditional method of obtaining custom parts takes too much time, leave lots of room for error, and is often a bigger hassle than anticipated," he said.

According to Dr. Hollis, "The new TuneTether® is a great illustration of how Quickparts works with an inventive, innovative young company. By using our manufacturing services, the result is a 'virtual factory' now delivering TuneTether® in production quantities."

Sonny Baird, co-founder TuneTether®, explained, "Starting with a prototype, completed just in time for MacWorld 2007, we relied on Quickparts to modify the original design and produce thousands of TuneTethers, which are now being widely distributed!"

Making a Custom Prototype into a Successful Product is Quickparts' Specialty!

"Once we locked in on a design, Quickparts was our factory without ever having to install a machine or hire production workers. In addition to being a third less expensive, Quickparts even provided several alternative models," Mr. Baird said. "Without the 'virtual factory' established by our Quickparts relationship, we might not have launched at MacWorld and would not be selling thousands of TuneTethers today," Mr. Baird concluded.

Quickparts Services at-a-glance

By maximizing the speed, accuracy and efficiency of Internet commerce, the Quickparts QuickQuote® process enables product designers to obtain instant price quotes and buy custom parts online 24x7. Quickparts has served over 36,000 users, generating more than 233,000 custom quotes for plastic and metal parts from customers' unique designs. With Quickparts' QuickQuote® technology, users simply upload 3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design) data, select a manufacturing process and a custom quote will be presented in seconds.

Quickparts provides custom-manufacturing services for engineers and designers who would like to create plastic and/or metal parts from 3D CAD models. Quickparts serves customers in a range of industries, from consumer products to Defense contractors. Customers include GE, Whirlpool, and Lockheed Martin.

With its proprietary QuickQuote® geometric analysis software, Quickparts provides product designers instant online quotes for the manufacturing of custom parts, in prototype or production quantities.

Quickparts service offerings include: Rapid Prototypes, Cast Urethanes, CNC Machining, Injection Mold Tooling and Parts, and Sheet Metal Parts. For more information, visit www.quickparts.com or call 877.521.8683.

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