8/22/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Fictiv Platform for Rapid Prototyping Launches

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The network pairs engineers and designers with a vetted network of 3D printing and CNC machines to rapidly fabricate prototypes.

Manufacturing platform Fictiv is a vetted network of 3D printing and CNC machines that enables organizations to seamlessly fabricate hardware prototypes. According to the company, this network drastically reduces traditional hardware development cycles for engineers and designers from weeks to days.

Fictiv automates the prototyping process by optimizing machine capacity to support faster, on-demand fabrication of parts. Once customers upload their design files, the platform intelligently identifies available machine capacity and sends the parts to pre-vetted, trusted fabricators in Fictiv’s network. According to the company, this distributed approach supports local manufacturing ecosystems by helping quality vendors fill excess capacity.

 We founded Fictiv with the vision to build a more efficient manufacturing ecosystem,” says Dave Evans, co-founder. “Fictiv is designed to empower engineers and designers with the tools and expertise needed to produce better hardware products, in significantly less time.”

For small businesses, Fictiv accelerates time to market by rapid production of 3D printed and CNC machined parts, offering a transformational advantage against larger companies. Similarly, engineers and designers within larger companies use the platform to design and iterate in a fraction of the time and cost as traditional manufacturing options. According to the company, 3D-printed parts can be delivered in 24 hours, and CNC machined parts in three days.

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