I know we are all busy and at times we just don't have time or resources to manufacture various parts for a project. The other day somebody mentioned MFG.com to me and recommended that I take a look at the site.
I knew MFG.com was an online marketplace where buyers and suppliers could bid on jobs but that was about all I knew. Over the years I have had a project on my mind that I need machined but don't have the tools to do it so I thought I would check out the process on MFG.com. In about fifteen minutes I created my profile and posted a part and drawing to start receiving quotes. It was a fairly quick process, they ask various questions such as type of material, manufacturing process and if the part requires an NDA. Shortly after I posted my part, a Customer Relations Specialist from MFG called to verify a few things on my quote. Over the next few days I received over a dozen quotes for my part that ranged from $80 - $720 from several countries. I would have to say the entire process has been very easy.
If you try this out let me know what you think, I might just use this to build a few parts for an LED mountain bike light.