3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make

Ever think you’ve spent more time looking for people to manufacture your parts than you’ve spent on the actual design? 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make could be the solution…

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides software and collaboration solutions for every stage of your product development process. There are tools for design, planning, testing, manufacturing and more. One such tool is 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make – an online, on-demand manufacturing service that ensures that you get your parts ordered, made and delivered to you in record time.

3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make connects you to a range of makers and suppliers through a search tool based on your project requirements. It’s a one stop shop for on-demand processes such as 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Injection Moulding, Laser Cutting, Sheet Metal.

 

3DX Marketplace

 

3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make is available in 2 tiers: ‘Community’ and ‘Enterprise’. ‘Community’ is a public service which is available to anyone that needs parts made. The ‘Enterprise’ tier provide access to additional suppliers and can also be used to deploy manufacturing agreements.

How to use 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make

The process is very straightforward:

  • Upload your design
  • Optimise it live
  • Choose your manufacturer
  • Receive your custom parts.

One way of accessing Make is through The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in your browser. You’ll have to login using your 3Dpassport, the key to your 3DEXPERIENCE.

 

Logging into 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make
Logging into 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make

 

Uploading parts to 3DDrive

Before you proceed, you’ll need to ensure that you’ve uploaded your part to your 3DDrive on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Once logged in, navigate to a dashboard with the 3DDrive app widget. If you don’t have a 3DDrive widget placed already, you will find it in the North quadrant of the compass.

Inside the widget you’ll find all of your uploaded files and a button that allows you to ‘select files to upload’.

 

3DDrive on the 3DExperience Platform
3DDrive on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

 

Once the file is uploaded it will appear in the ‘My Files’ folder of your 3DDrive. Please note: only you will be able to see it until you choose to share it with others.

 

Your part appears like this after uploading to your 3DDrive
Your part appears like this after uploading to your 3DDrive

 

Accessing 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make

Once you’re sure you have the file you want to manufacture uploaded, access the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make app under any quadrant of the compass (top left).

 

Accessing 3DEXPERIENCE Make via the compass
Accessing 3DEXPERIENCE Make via the compass

 

Getting a quote

Clicking on ‘Make’ will open a new tab in your browser. Click the ‘Get a Quote’ button if you have an existing part you wish to get prices for. On the next page you will be prompted to select the file you wish to manufacture from your 3DDrive.

 

Selecting your uploaded part for manufacture on 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make
Selecting your uploaded part for manufacture on 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make

 

Searching for a provider

Alternatively, instead of choosing ‘Get a Quote’, you have the option to search service providers. You can search the whole database or refine your search using a number of options, such as location, turnaround time, tolerances and more.

 

Searching for service providers
Searching for service providers

 

Next, compare your quotes from several chosen service providers and pick the best option for you.

This simple process ensures that your parts or products can be manufactured exactly how you need them, while providing full traceability for you and the supplier.

 

Picking your supplier based on search criteria
Picking your supplier based on search criteria

 

Accessing 3DEXPERIENCE Make inside SOLIDWORKS

Marketplace Make is also accessible from inside of the SOLIDWORKS UI, allowing users to go directly from design to parts in an environment they are familiar with.

 

Accessing 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make in SOLIDWORKS
Accessing 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make in SOLIDWORKS

 

…and you’re done. Sit back and wait for your parts or products to be delivered!

 

To find out more about 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make,
call us on 01223 200690, or send us a message below.

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