SOURCE: Quickparts, Inc.

August 22, 2007 12:20 ET

Quickparts® New, Free Interactive Learning Center Major Feature of Redesigned, User-Friendly Website

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Quickparts, ( the leading online provider of custom-manufactured plastic and metal parts, launched their newly redesigned website. The new, state-of-the-art website marks a dramatic enhancement in the online appearance of Quickparts. One of the many new features is the free, information-packed Quickparts Learning Center.

The Quickparts Learning Center provides product designers and engineers with easy-to-use tools to better understand the most effective procedures for achieving the best solution for their applications. Quickparts has studied how users design, specify and obtain custom parts resulting in a formula to help develop their QP Toolbox™.

The QP Toolbox promotes better understanding of how the Right Application (fit, form and function) plus the Right Process (SLA, SLS, FDM, Cast Urethane, Low Volume and Production Injection Molding, Sheet Metal and CNC Machining) equals the Right Part.

"Quickparts is always looking for quick and easy ways to share ideas and resources with our customers," said Ronald L. Hollis, PhD., Quickparts president and CEO. "Our unique Learning Center opens up a treasure trove of information. Useful sections within the actual Learning Center include Design Analysis, CAD Tips & Tricks and Material Advisor." He continued, "All are provided to make the users of QP Toolbox more effective."

Design Analysis is a guide to designing injection molded parts by addressing the list of requirements of the application. While CAD Tips & Tricks lists the top 10 common mistakes in designing parts for Rapid Prototyping.

Quickparts Material Advisor Adds New Dimension to Rapid Prototyping

The Material Advisor is a tool to help product designers decide which Rapid Prototyping/Manufacturing material best meets their needs. It provides the ability to search materials based on a wide range of options including: manufacturing process, appearance/color, application, special requirements, production material equivalent, and mechanical properties. At present, the Material Advisor contains approximately 30 available materials, with new materials frequently added.

"I want to stress how easy it is to use the Material Advisor," said Dr. Hollis. "It allows users to see up to 10 materials side by side in a single glance. This is a very useful tool when comparing processes in the design phase of a project."

For complete details on the new Quickparts website, the Learning Center and other new features, please visit

About Quickparts

Quickparts provides custom-manufacturing services for engineers and designers who want to create plastics and metal parts from 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models. With its proprietary QuickQuote® geometric analysis software, Quickparts is able to provide product designers with an 'instant online quote' for the manufacturing of their custom parts from prototype to production.

Services include: Rapid Prototypes (SLA, SLS, FDM, PolyJet), Cast Urethanes, QuickTurn Injection Mold Tooling and Parts, Sheet Metal Parts, and CNC Machined Parts.

For more information, visit or call 877.521.8683.

Contact Information

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