CustomPartNet Experiencing Record Growth in 2009: Users Create Over $5 Billion in New Manufacturing Cost Estimates So Far This Year

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CustomPartNet (http://www.custompartnet.com) is a free online resource for manufacturing cost estimation, available for Injection Molding, Die Casting, Sand Casting, Machining (Milling and Turning), Mold Tooling, Sheet Metal Fabrication, and more. New features are attracting both buyers and suppliers, driving record growth in terms of online traffic, registered users, and number of cost estimates.

CustomPartNet (http://www.custompartnet.com), the free online resource for manufacturing cost estimation, is experiencing new record growth in terms of online traffic, registered users, and number of cost estimates. New content and added functionality is attracting both buyers and suppliers from major companies worldwide. They join a rapidly growing community of loyal users that have made 2009 a remarkable year.

CustomPartNet has already achieved several significant milestones in 2009, including the following:

  • Yearly traffic exceeds 100,000 visits

CustomPartNet has experienced steady growth this year, with monthly traffic now up 135% from the start of the year. In August, the total traffic for 2009 hit 100,000 visits, surpassing the total from 2008. To date, traffic for 2009 is approximately 138,000 visits and is projected to reach 190,000 by the end of the year.

  • Over 650 new registered users

CustomPartNet has registered 680 new users so far in 2009. These users join a community of engineers that span a wide range of disciplines and include designers, manufacturers, and students. The registered users at CustomPartNet represent over 500 companies and 100 universities from 129 countries around the world.

  • Over $5 billion in new estimates

So far this year, CustomPartNet users have created over 32,500 new cost estimates for custom parts made through Injection Molding, Die Casting, Sand Casting, and Machining. The total value of these estimates is approximately $5.5 billion. This does not include the thousands of additional estimates performed that started with a reference part for a baseline cost.

  • New content and added functionality

This year, CustomPartNet has expanded both its educational content and interactive tools. Process overviews and images have been added for several sheet metal fabrication processes, such as bending, drawing, and shearing. Many additions, including sheet metal, have been made to CustomPartNet's popular widgets, which allow for quick design and manufacturing calculations. Lastly, a customizable part gallery widget was developed that adds portability and flexibility to a user's saved parts and estimates.

For the remainder of 2009, CustomPartNet has plans to add functionality to the current cost estimators and other online tools. The focus will be enabling easier and more productive collaboration on estimates between users. CustomPartNet is committed to providing users quick and accurate cost estimates at no charge. It is for this reason that CustomPartNet continues to grow and attract new users.

About CustomPartNet:

CustomPartNet Inc. provides free online resources for engineers and manufacturers in order to facilitate product design and cost estimation. Our online tools allow users to instantly estimate the cost of manufacturing for Injection Molding, Die Casting, Sand Casting, Machining (Milling and Turning), Mold Tooling, and several secondary processes. Our educational content includes process overviews and capabilities, as well as interactive tools such as the process selector, material selector, and widgets for common manufacturing calculations. Our goal is to provide enough detail to explain the subtle, yet crucial, relationships between cost, material performance, process selection, and supplier capabilities. At the same time, we are committed to maintaining content that is easy to understand and online tools that are easy to use.

For more information, please visit http://www.custompartnet.com, email sales(at)custompartnet.com, or call 301-919-9340.

Contact:
Orville A. Bailey
CustomPartNet Inc.
301-421-1917
ob(at)custompart.net

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