Posted May 25, 2017

Announcing Tighter Tolerances and Quotes for More Designs

Plethora is making it easier to order higher complexity parts! In our ongoing mission to help you make better products faster, we added the ability to communicate specific requests without ever leaving your CAD software.

What’s new:

  • Manual Review for Complex Parts: If your design doesn’t pass our manufacturability analysis and you need it as-is, you can now submit your part for manual quoting.
  • Tighter Tolerances: For some parts, standard tolerances just don’t cut it. You can now submit drawings that specify tolerances as tight as ±0.001” (depending on the feature and material).

As always, parts that pass our manufacturability analysis will be automatically quoted and can be ordered instantly. For parts you submit that have special tolerances or don’t pass analysis, we’ll let you know within 1 business day if we can make them. We’ll either send you a quote or explain why we can’t make your part. If you get a quote, you can check out on the spot.

Plethora is dedicated to providing instant manufacturability and pricing feedback to streamline ordering your custom parts. However, as we expand our capabilities, there are parts we can manufacture that our add-in can’t automatically quote. We want to make sure you have full access to our capabilities, so whether you require tight tolerances, need your part as-is, or just feel more like talking to a person than your CAD software - we’re here to help.

If your Plethora add-in is up-to-date, simply restart your CAD program to access these new features. If you don’t have the latest version, just open Plethora to install updates or download the add-in here.

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Topics: Plethora