Founded in late 2013, Xometry offers an on-demand 3D printing service for small series production of up to 10,000 parts through their proprietary online interface, that provides you with instant quotes along with expert recommendations after uploading the CAD design.
Their currently roughly 16,000 customers range from Kickstarter startups to Fortune 100 companies and include NASA, General Electric, P&G, Raytheon and Toyota.
“Whether you are a Fortune 100 company or a startup, you receive instant pricing and expert recommendations just by uploading a 3D-CAD file,” founder and CEO Randy Altschuler told DCInno. “It’s the same process whether you need a CNC Machining solution, 3D-printed part or Urethane casting. In the past, in order to build a custom part, it took considerable time to figure out the manufacturability and pricing. We simplify the process and help ensure you get the parts you need at a low cost.”
While the software platform acts as an easy-to-use manufacturing hub for clients, it also streamlines orders in their factory equipped with industrial grade 3D printers and CNC machines. Additionally, the company now also offers urethane casting. Xometry aims at digitally transforming the factory-based manufacturing industry in the U.S., similar to what the retail industry went through over the past years.
Until now, Xomentry has received $ 16 million in funding from private investors. With currently 50 employees, the company plans to double their team with the opening of a new facility in Bethesda, Maryland: “Opening up the Bethesda office is a key part of our growth plan and supports our recent rapid trajectory,” Schulter said. “We were outgrowing our Gaithersburg facility andhave plans to double our team this year, especially in Development and Marketing. We’re dedicated to building a world-class team and having an additional office location closer to the DC downtown area will help achieve that goal.”