Getting
a Quote

An RFQ or a "Request for Quote" is a common method of communicating your needs and requirements so manufacturers can bid on your proposal. A typical format includes: payment and service terms, contract length, bid due date, contact information, and a copy of the design blueprint. On the contrary, smaller or local companies may be willing to communicate informally through email, phone, or in-person rather than using a formal request.

A bidding system is used when reaching out to manufacturers so procurement professionals can compare quotes and select the best deal. Larger companies will do this to minimize their upfront costs and maintain profit margins.

In many cases, a customer would award a single job and never reach out again. As long as the job meets our minimum requirements, any projects are welcome.

FAQ

Why might we need an LOA?

An LOA (Letter of Agreement) protects not only you or your company but also our company in the case of a legal dispute. Blueprints can be proprietary, meaning a person or entity owns the design and can sue anyone who uses their design without formal permission.

What is your typical lead-time?

The lead-time depends on the item design and scale of the job. Orders for simple manufacturing jobs generally take between 8 to 14 weeks to completion and about 14 to 26 weeks for more complex jobs. However, we understand that some customers have a small window to meet their needs and we are open to working together and develop a mutual solution.

Do I have to provide a blueprint?

Yes. A blueprint is necessary for us to determine if we have access to the resources and capabilities required to manufacture the requested part.

Do you sell any off-the-shelf parts?

We currently do not sell any COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf parts). We recommend you try Grainger, Lee Spring, McMaster, or Amazon for any pre-made products.

Why can't you design parts in-house?

We do not design parts in-house due to potential liability issues. Engineers who sign off on a print are legally held responsible for the design if a part were to fail.