Jim Lewis, CEO
Jim Lewis, CEO, has a degree in computer science from N.Y.U. An inventor, Jim has been making mechanical and electronic devices since childhood. Jim has long had a home based machine shop, plays the board game Go and is a former paramotor and R/C pilot.
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The World's First ONLINE Machine Shop
The first and leading machine shop designed from the start for the Internet, eMachineShop's
mission is to provide easy, convenient and low-cost fabrication of
custom parts via the web. We achieve our mission by fully leveraging
the web, software, and state-of-the-art machining technologies.
eMachineShop pioneered online machining.
We have made it more convenient and easier than ever for both engineers
and non-engineers to make custom parts. You download the easy-to-use free eMachineShop 3D CAD software and draw your part. When you're happy with your design, you simply
click for instant pricing and ordering.
eMachineShop makes it easy to:
- Produce parts for existing products
- Design and make new products
- Fabricate replacement parts
- Implement new ideas and inventions
- Make any kind of custom part for any purpose
What makes us Different from traditional machine shops?
Using a conventional machine shop to make custom fabricated parts
is a cumbersome process involving an often
long sequence of time-consuming visits, phone calls, faxes, or emails.
Conventional Machine Shop
| 1. Click to analyze design
2. Click for price
3. Click to order
All of this happens from the convenience of your PC!
1. Determine type of vendor needed
2. Search for potential vendors
3. Evaluate vendor information
4. Assess vendor quality and reliability
5. Determine a mutually agreeable CAD format
6. Request review by a manufacturing engineer
7. Send design to vendor
8. Wait for technical feedback from vendor
9. Make design clarifications and corrections
10. Send final design
11. Wait for price quotation
12. Call for status of price quotation
13. Receive price quotation (maybe)
14. Discuss with vendor ways to change design to optimize price
15. Wait for quotations from other vendors
16. Compare quotations
17. Make vendor selection
18. Create purchase order
19. Send purchase order
20. Contact vendor to verify receipt of purchase order
21. Call for order status
| Typically ~3 minutes.
|| Typically ~40 hours.
| Admin time cost - ~$0.
|| Admin time cost ~$800
| Calendar time - None
|| Calendar time - ~3 weeks
Unlike the common expensive complex CAD software packages that often require training courses to use, the eMachineShop CAD software
is easy to learn, offers powerful features, and is offered free.
Software commands are included for creating designs, evaluating
designs, getting automated price quotations and ordering. Automatic expert analysis tools built into the software gives instant manufacturing feedback and advice, avoiding the need for expensive
engineering support, saving even more time and money.
Short & long runs welcome
Because of the cumbersome process with conventional shops, many shops avoid customers seeking short runs. And even for long runs customers are discouraged from doing too many what-if price quotations. At eMachineShop ordering one is just as easy and convenient as 1,000,000.
eMachineShop avoids cumbersome steps and streamlines the entire custom fabrication process from your screen to delivery at your door. Whether
you are making one bracket for a computer chassis, 100 levers for a
home-built airplane kit, or producing parts for 100,000 cell phones,
eMachineShop will be a key factor in your success.