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Quickparts® Awarded Patent for Instant Online Quoting of Rapid Prototypes and Custom-Manufactured Parts

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Atlanta, GA -- Quickparts, ( the leading provider of custom manufactured plastic and metal parts, announced it has been awarded a patent for its instantaneous price quotation system for custom manufactured parts, known in the industry as QuickQuote®.

The patented QuickQuote system streamlines the quoting process by analyzing 3D CAD data and producing instant online binding quotes for custom manufactured parts ranging from rapid prototypes to production parts.

"Quickparts has been instrumental in helping to change the world of rapid product development," said industry consultant Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates, Inc. "The company has pioneered an online custom manufacturing business model -- a new paradigm in bringing products to market faster," Wohlers stated.

Quickparts' U.S. patent (No. 7,305,367) details a system and method for generating instant binding price quotations for custom manufactured parts using the Internet. Quickparts has leveraged the efficiencies of the Internet and CAD geometric analysis to streamline the RFQ and buying process.

"For nearly a decade, Quickparts has changed the way product developers buy custom manufactured parts. We're always looking for new and innovative ways to save product developers money," said Dr. Ronald L. Hollis, President and CEO of Quickparts. "Our patented instant online quoting system saves parts designers and buyers time and money by eliminating the waste in dealing with RFQs for their custom parts."

About Quickparts

Quickparts provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and designers who want to create plastic and metal parts from 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models. With its patented proprietary QuickQuote technology, Quickparts is able to provide product designers with an 'instant online quote' for the manufacturing of their custom parts from prototype to production. Quickparts custom manufacturing services include: Rapid Prototypes (SLA, SLS, FDM, PolyJet), Cast Urethanes, Injection Mold Tooling and Parts, Sheet Metal Parts, and CNC Machined Parts. In 2007, Quickparts was recognized as a fast-growth company appearing on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 list, Deloitte's 2007 Technology Fast 500 and the prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Georgia for the third consecutive year.

For more information about Quickparts, visit or call 877.521.8683.

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