What is the difference between Xometry's RFQ service and Xometry's Instant Quoting Engine?

With the RFQ service, customers upload their 3D CADs or 2D PDFs on the RFQ On Demand interface. RFQs will be sent to our nationwide network of manufacturing partners to review the files and submit quotes within 7 days.  Customers are able to view the quotes through their portal and can choose which quote to accept. Customers are able to communicate directly with Xometry RFQ Partners throughout production. The RFQ service currently supports 3 processes: Extrusion, Stamping, and Die Casting. Fees are $20 per RFQ.

With the Instant Quoting Engine, Customers upload their 3D CAD files and get immediate pricing. Customers are able to check out and purchase parts within minutes. .. Xometry manages the order with its nationwide Partner Network of highly-vetted manufacturers and guarantee the quality of the work. This service supports CNC, Sheet Metal, 3D Printing, Urethane Casting, and Injection Molding.

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