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Reducing Cost and Time

The eMachineShop CAD software automatically selects the most economical process given your design and settings such as tolerances.

However there are many ways to reduce fabrication costs and delivery time for custom parts. Here are a few:

General

Very simple parts

If you have a low quantity of a very simple part with loose tolerances, your part might qualify for lower pricing via manual machining as compared to the CNC price computed by the CAD system. Some examples of parts that may be suitable to manual machining: a rectangular block or round bar of a certain size perhaps with a step or simple notch, or one or two holes, etc. If you feel your part might be suitable for manual machining, submit your order with the comment "Please quote for manual machining - do not proceed without approval."

3D parts:

2D parts:

Reducing Delivery Time

There are several ways to reduce delivery time for custom parts. Here are just a few:

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