Xometry has launched an app for Fusion 360 in collaboration with Autodesk to allow users to get an instant price and lead time for Xometry’s manufacturing services without leaving the Fusion 360 platform.
The free Xometry for Fusion 360 app should allow designers to see the direct impact of design changes on their part’s cost and manufacturability without leaving their CAD environment.
It states that the direct integration with the ‘Machine Learning-trained Xometry Instant Quoting Engine’ provides instant feedback that will allow creators to make better parts and increase speed to market.
As part of the partnership, Xometry is offering an exclusive 10 per cent discount on orders placed through the app, and Autodesk will in turn offer a 20 per cent discount on a Fusion 360 subscription exclusively to Xometry suppliers.
The collaboration between the software giant and manufacturing site comes somewhat slowly following the roll out of an add-in for Autodesk Inventor back in July 2018. What is more puzzling is that MakeTime, which Xometry acquired around the same time in 2018, already had a Fusion 360 plug-in.
The Inventor add-in can still be found for free, along with other CAD software add-ins on Xometry’s website.
Xometry currently has agreements with a global network of over 5,000 partner manufacturing facilities, which enables them to maintain fast lead times while offering a broad array of capabilities, including CNC machining, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, injection moulding, and urethane casting.
Additionally, Xometry is offering its supplier network an array of financing solutions to improve cash flow and achieve better growth and efficiency.