CNC Machining Quote

Prepared for: ABC Design Co.
Quote Number: 26648
Quote Date: 19-Jan-2017
Part Name: Firstcut Demo Quote Part
Extents: 1.75 in x 0.35 in x 3 in
Thank you for the opportunity to quote your parts. We look forward to working with you on this project. If you have any questions, please contact us at
+44 (0) 1952 683047.

1 Confirm or Modify Specifications and Review Pricing
Material: HyperLink
Machining Method:
Mill is not available due to material selection. Mill is not available due to part geometry.
Lathe is not available due to material selection. Lathe is not available due to part geometry.
Quantity: # Part(s) @ # ea. #
Manufacturing Time:



You must select a manufacturing time before continuing.

Total GBP: #
 
2 Manufacturability Analysis
As-Machined View
Thin Areas
Thread Assignment
Original Part
This view shows how your finished part will look after we mill it, including deviations from the desired shape. Note that coloured indicators are representative, and not all machine artifacts may be shown.
This view highlights any thin areas detected in your model. Thin areas may be milled thinner than designed and may chip, break out, bend or warp.
Your part has holes we can thread. Please see our Threaded Holes page for more details. Select a hole and choose a thread type (or 'none') from the drop-down menu. The Quick Assign menu can be used to assign the same thread family (or no threads) to all holes that are candidates for threading. Thread selections will be displayed in your order confirmation and should be checked for accuracy.
We were unable to find any features to thread. Please see our Threading page for more information.
This view shows your part model as we received it.

Quick Assign
NameThread
ID Feature 1
ID Feature 2
ID Feature 3
ID Feature 4
ID Feature 5
ID Feature 6
ID Feature 7
ID Feature 8
NameThread
ID Feature 1
ID Feature 2
ID Feature 3
ID Feature 4
ID Feature 5
ID Feature 6
ID Feature 7
ID Feature 8
NameThread
ID Feature 1
ID Feature 2
ID Feature 3
ID Feature 4
ID Feature 5
ID Feature 6
ID Feature 7
ID Feature 8
Available =  0   Selected =  16


Unable to save your selections. Please try again.

Selections saved.

Threads for at least one insert selected. Proto Labs does not provide or install the inserts.
Secondary operations are not supported at this time.

If you have technical questions about this quote please contact our Customer Service Engineers at customerservice@protolabs.co.uk or +44 (0) 1952 683047.
The images that support this manufacturing feedback
are only available to the quote requester.


If your feature is covered / skinned over by colour, this feature will not be milled.
Cutter Radii Index:
3 Summary

Order Pricing
Specifications Selected
Quantity: # # Part(s) @ # ea. #
Manufacturing Time:
Material: #
Machining Method #

Total GBP: #

ProtoQuote checkout is not available in demo mode.

You cannot order from this quote until you have reviewed the "Thread Assignment" tab in the viewer above.

You must select a manufacturing time before continuing.

Notes
  • Customers are responsible for ensuring that the properties and performance of the material selected meet the requirements of their application.
  • Tolerances of +/- 0.1mm are expected and generally achieved; however, due to the normal variability and instability of plastic resins and the nature of the Firstcut process, some dimensions or tolerances may not be met.
  • The estimated manufacturing time is the best estimate available at the time of quote for the part. Actual manufacturing times are dependent on part complexity, the number of part numbers being ordered, quantity, material availability, workload at the time the order is placed and other factors. Reasonable efforts will be made to deliver within or as close to estimated manufacturing times as possible; however there is no assurance that any estimated manufacturing time will be met.
  • Unless otherwise requested, parts will be shipped UPS next business day with shipping charges prepaid and added to the invoice.
  • Customers are responsible for ensuring that the properties and performance of the material selected meet the requirements of their application.
  • Tolerances of +/- 0.1mm are expected and generally achieved.
  • The estimated manufacturing time is the best estimate available at the time of quote for the part. Actual manufacturing times are dependent on part complexity, the number of part numbers being ordered, quantity, material availability, workload at the time the order is placed and other factors. Reasonable efforts will be made to deliver within or as close to estimated manufacturing times as possible; however there is no assurance that any estimated manufacturing time will be met.
  • Unless otherwise requested, parts will be shipped UPS next business day with shipping charges prepaid and added to the invoice.
Terms and Conditions — ProtoQuote interactive quote

Seller. As used herein, “Seller” means Proto Labs, Limited (company no. 05366160 / VAT No. GB180 9946 67), a UK incorporated company with a registered office at Proto Labs, Halesfield 8, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 4QN.

Proto Labs Quotes. Proto Labs provides a Quote for the Buyer’s part(s) based on a 3D CAD model submitted by Buyer to Seller. Any change to the 3D CAD model requires an updated Quote. Quotes are valid for 30 days, after which pricing may change without notice. Seller reserves the right to correct clerical and other typographical errors in any quotation.Offer and Contract Acceptance. These Terms and Conditions of Sale, together with a valid Quote provided by Seller, form a legally binding agreement (the “Agreement”) and contain the entire agreement and understanding between Buyer and Seller for the goods and services provided by Seller and supersede any and all other agreements, representations, arrangements and understandings of the parties relating to its subject matter, whether oral or in writing. Each party acknowledges and agrees that it does not rely on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any promise, assurance, undertaking, representation or statement made (whether innocently or negligently) by any other party or any other person except as expressly set out in this Agreement, in respect of which its sole remedy shall be for breach of contract. These Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be deemed to have been accepted when the Seller accepts a Quote or issues a purchase order or other writing expressing the Buyer’s intent to proceed with the Agreement in response to Seller’s Quote. This Agreement will govern any orders Seller accepts from Buyer and/or Buyer’s authorized purchasers based on the Quote provided to Buyer. The terms and conditions contained herein shall be the only terms that shall govern the purchase and sale of the goods and services between Buyer and Seller, and no other terms and conditions shall apply and are hereby expressly excluded, including, without limitation, any terms contained in a request for quotation, purchase order, website, or elsewhere. The only additional terms in a request for quotation, purchase order, website or other writing that shall apply, if accepted by Seller, shall be terms regarding the description, price, quantity, and shipping destination for goods produced, and any and all other terms and conditions shall be excluded and deemed inapplicable. After Seller accepts an order, Buyer is responsible for any delivery delays or charges, in addition to the original price, due to a Buyer requested change that is agreed to in writing by Seller. If Seller is unable to accept Buyer’s order it will inform Buyer in writing and will not charge Buyer for the goods. This may be because of unexpected limits on Seller’s resources which Seller could not reasonably plan for or because Seller is unable to meet a delivery deadline specified by Buyer.

Changes to the Goods by Buyer. If Buyer wishes to make a change to the goods Buyer has ordered please contact Seller. Seller will let buyer know if the change is possible. If it is possible Seller will let Buyer know about any changes to the price of the goods, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of Buyer’s requested change and ask Buyer to confirm whether Buyer wishes to go ahead with the change. If Seller cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to Buyer, Buyer may terminate an order in accordance with the ‘Termination for Convenience’ section below.

Changes to the Goods by Seller. Seller may change the goods to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and/or to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements. Seller may also make any changes agreed in advance as set out in the Quote. If Seller makes any other changes, Seller will notify the Buyer and Buyer may then contact Seller to end the contract before the changes take effect and receive a refund for any goods paid for but not received.

Termination for Convenience. Buyer may terminate an order in whole or in part at any time by written notice to customerservice@protolabs.com effective upon receipt by Seller. In the event of termination, Seller reserves the right to invoice Buyer for all goods produced or services performed prior to receipt of notice of termination as well as for any materials, including resin purchased to make Buyer’s parts which Seller is unable to return. This section shall not limit or affect the Buyer’s right to cancel this order for breach by Seller.

Proto Labs manufactures the goods ordered by the Buyer individually according to the Buyer’s individual specifications and therefore the Buyer has no statutory right of cancellation under consumer protection legislation.

Termination by Seller. Seller may terminate this Agreement in whole or in part at any time by written notice to Buyer if (a) Buyer does not make any payment when it is due and such payment remains outstanding for more than 30 days after Buyer’s notice to Seller; (b) Buyer does not, within a reasonable period of time, provide Seller with information that is necessary for Seller to provide the products; or (c) Buyer does not, within a reasonable time, allow Seller to deliver the products to Buyer or collect them from Seller.

Delivery; Quantity; Title. Goods will be delivered as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with the estimated delivery date set out in the Quote. Seller reserves the right to limit quantities at any time. Partial shipments may be delivered to Buyer where this is agreed in a Quote. All parts are shipped FCA (Incoterms 2010) at Seller’s facilities. Title passes to the Buyer at the time and place of delivery to the carrier.

Price and Terms of Payment. All prices are quoted and payments shall be made in British pound sterling or Euro and are exclusive of freight, shipping, special packaging or handling, duties, and unless specifically stated, Value Added Tax or any other sales, excise, or use taxes arising in connection with this transaction (other than taxes based solely on Seller’s taxable income). No discounts are authorised. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or a form of prepayment acceptable to Seller. Upon credit approval, goods or services may be invoiced and all sums are due and payable net-30 from the date of the invoice. To the extent Buyer desires Seller to present invoices or other information electronically via Buyer’s or a third party’s electronic payment website, any costs associated with such access will be borne by Buyer.

Nonconforming Goods. Buyer shall inspect all goods upon delivery by Seller, and should any of the goods be nonconforming goods, Buyer must notify Seller, in writing, within ninety (90) days of delivery of the goods describing the nature of any nonconformity. Seller shall have the right and option to repair or replace any nonconforming goods. Seller shall not have any obligation to repair, replace or otherwise compensate Buyer for nonconforming goods if Buyer fails to notify Seller in writing that goods are nonconforming within ninety (90) days of Seller’s delivery of the goods.

Warranties. Seller assumes no responsibility for the design of the goods that are the subject of this transaction. To the extent Seller’s personnel recommend design modifications or provide design analysis, simulation or advice, they do so only to help meet the requirements of Seller’s own manufacturing process. The Buyer retains sole legal responsibility for the design specifications and performance of the goods that are the subject of this transaction. Buyer is solely responsible for ensuring the goods and services purchased from Seller meet applicable regulatory requirements. The Buyer represents and warrants to Seller that no information furnished or to be furnished by the Buyer to Seller constitutes information classified by the U.S. federal government or under local laws as confidential, secret or top secret or similar designation.

Except as expressly set out in this Agreement, all warranties, terms, conditions and undertakings, express or implied are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law, including but not limited to any warranty of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or non-infringement.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Seller assumes no responsibility or liability for the selection of any materials for the goods that are the subject of this transaction. The Buyer is solely responsible for ensuring that materials selected for goods to be manufactured by Seller meet any applicable regulatory requirements or specifications including but not limited to Directive -2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive) together with any national legislation implementing such Directive, ISO, FDA, UL, CSA, CE, TUV, FCC, NSF, and USP. Any statements made by Seller personnel or specifications provided by Seller regarding materials should be verified by the Buyer with the manufacturer of that material.

Indemnification. Buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seller (and its employees, representatives and agents) from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, penalties, fines and sanctions of any kind (including, without limitation, interest, attorneys’ fees and expenses penalties or any other governmental sanctions of any kind) resulting from or arising out of a breach of any provision of this Agreement or any third party claim for infringement of intellectual property rights, including patent rights, trademarks, copyrights or misuse of trade secrets or confidential information.

Force Majeure. Seller shall not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performance under this Agreement if such failure or delay is caused by acts of God, fire, storm, strikes, blackouts, labour difficulties, riots, inability to obtain materials, equipment, labour or transportation, governmental restrictions, or any other event beyond Seller’s reasonable control. In the event of any shortage of raw materials or other supplies, Seller may allocate materials and supplies among its buyers in such manner as Seller may determine in its sole discretion, and shall have no liability to the Buyer on account of any delay or cancellation on account thereof.

Tooling. Due to the proprietary nature of Seller’s process, all Tooling is proprietary and is generally not compatible with or transferable to other equipment. Notwithstanding any tooling or engineering charges imposed by Seller, all such Tooling shall be and remain the property of Seller. However, Seller shall not use Custom Tooling in the production of goods for any other buyer of Seller without the Buyer’s express permission. As used in this Agreement, “Tooling” means all Seller proprietary software, processes, procedures, and tooling developed by Seller, for the quoting, analysis, design, automation, and manufacturing of machined parts, injection moulds, injection moulded parts, and 3D printed parts and “Custom Tooling” means tooling, molds, or fixturing developed specifically for the Buyer and for which the Buyer is separately charged by Seller. Seller’s tooling storage policy is such that after a three-year period of inactivity on the Custom Tooling, Seller may destroy the Custom Tooling, in its discretion.

Buyer-Supplied Materials – Plastic Injection Moulding. If Seller agrees to use resin supplied by the Buyer for plastic injection moulding, the Buyer shall be solely responsible for supplying and delivering such materials in a timely manner at no cost or expense to Seller, of sufficient quality and in sufficient quantity (including allowances for loss, waste, or scrap that may occur for any reason) as Seller deems necessary to complete its obligations. Seller will not return waste, scrap (including sprues and runners) or de minimis amounts of material. Seller shall not be liable for, and the Buyer shall be obligated to pay any previously negotiated delivery premiums notwithstanding, any failure or delay in delivering any goods to be provided hereunder if such failure or delay is caused by the Buyer’s failure to supply and deliver such materials in a timely manner or of such quality or in such quantity as Seller deems necessary. Seller’s Buyer-supplied material storage policy is such that after one year of inactivity, Seller may destroy the Buyer-supplied material, in its discretion.

Text, Illustrations, and Software Files Provided by Seller. All intellectual property rights to text, illustrations, software files and other materials (“Seller Materials”) provided by Seller to Buyer are retained by Seller. Buyer will not, without prior written approval of Seller (which may be withheld for any reason), remove any of Seller’s markings or change in any way the Materials.

Text, Illustrations, and Software Files Provided by Buyer. Copyright in files, all text, illustrations, software files and other materials (“Buyer Materials”) provided by Buyer to Seller and with the exception of Tooling or Custom Tooling as defined above, any deliverables, designs, or works of authorship in any form, including modifications or derivative works thereof, that may be created or produced for Buyer during the course of Seller’s performance of services shall be deemed the sole property of Buyer and all right, title and interest therein shall be held solely by Buyer.

Country of Origin. Seller makes no country of origin certification under this Agreement unless specifically agreed to in writing. Seller specifically disclaims any “passive” certifications included in any of Buyer’s documents or communications related to this Agreement.

Confidentiality. “Confidential Information” means any information that Buyer discloses to the Seller that is proprietary to the Buyer and not generally known to the public. The Seller will not use any Confidential Information for any purpose except for the purposes of carrying out its obligations pursuant to this Agreement. The Seller will use the same degree of care (but no less than a reasonable degree of care) to protect the secrecy of and avoid disclosure and unauthorized use of the Confidential Information as the Seller employs with respect to its own confidential and proprietary information. Upon Buyer’s written request, the Seller will destroy all documents containing or representing Confidential Information and all copies thereof, and erase any such Confidential Information from the Seller’s computer systems except electronic copies that are electronically archived and not readily accessible. If requested by Buyer, Seller will provide written confirmation of such return or destruction and erasure to Buyer.

Export Compliance. Buyer and Seller will comply with all applicable export, restrictions and regulations, including those of any U.S. agency or authority and including but not limited to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) under the U.S. Department of State, and embargo controls administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (“OFAC”) with respect to the goods or services that are subject to this Agreement. In order for Seller to conduct appropriate export control checks, the Buyer agrees to identify any export controlled (e.g., ITAR) goods in writing to Seller by the time Buyer accepts a quotation and to provide all pertinent information pertaining to the particular end Buyer, destination and intended use of goods. Seller reserves the right to stop shipping or providing goods if Seller has reason to believe that any shipment or sale of goods may violate any export control law.

Prohibited Purposes. Buyer warrants that the goods that are the subject of this transaction will not be implanted in a human body and are not subject to inspection by any regulatory authorities, including the FAA i. Buyer certifies that its designs (e.g., 3D CAD models) submitted to Seller and the manufacture and delivery of goods according to the Buyer’s design will not yield goods that are in violation of any local firearms laws.

Limitation of liability. In no event shall Seller be liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss of profit or any indirect or consequential loss of any kind. Buyer acknowledges that the estimated and actual fees and charges paid for the services reflect this limitation of liability and allocation of risk. The total aggregate liability of Seller or its suppliers to Buyer under this agreement shall in no event exceed the total sums paid by buyer to Seller for the order giving rise the liability.

Neither party shall be taken to limit or exclude its liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by its negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979, defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 or any other statutory or other liability that cannot be excluded or limited under UK law. The Seller remains liable for any foreseeable loss and damage caused by the Seller.

Patents. The goods and/or services that are the subject of this quote/order may be quoted and/or produced under one or more of the following US Patents: 6,701,200; 6,836,699; 7,590,466; 7,496,528; 7,123,986; 7,089,082; 7,630,783; 7,299,101; 7,574,339; 7,836,573; 7,840,443; 7,957,830; 8,140,401; 8,295,971; 8,239,284; 8,745,517.

Data Protection: The Seller will use the personal information provided by the Buyer:
a)to supply the products to the Buyer;
b)to process the Buyer’s payment; and
c)if agreed with the Buyer during the order process, to give the Buyer information about similar products. This may be stopped at any time by the Buyer contacting the Seller at privacy@protolabs.com.

Miscellaneous. If any provision or part-provision of this Agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this section shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this Agreement. The Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this transaction The parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for all purposes relating to the Agreement and any dispute or claim brought in relation to it. A person who is not a party to the Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce the benefit of any term of this Agreement.

English Language. All documents, notices and legal proceedings executed, given or instituted pursuant to or relating directly hereto shall be in the English language, and the meaning of all words and phrases of this offer shall be defined, construed and interpreted in the English language.

Proto Labs Rev 09-2016

The top of the ProtoQuote (Figure 3) identifies the customer and the part. The quote number is handy if you need to call us and talk about anything. The part number is copied from whatever you entered at upload. The most important things to look at are the file name and extents. Customers often upload multiple revisions of parts and get multiple quotes. We require that all of your file names be unique, so checking the file name is the best way to be sure you are ordering the correct version. The extents confirm that we have correctly interpreted the scaling and units in your 3D CAD file. For example, people sometimes design in millimeters and never follow through on their intention to convert the model to inches. Some versions of CAD software also omit units of measure or scale, which means our analysis software is guessing at your intention. If you see an error, Contact Customer Service at 877.479.3680 or customerservice@protolabs.com to get things straightened out.
Figure 3: Identification section.

Step 1 in the ProtoQuote finalization process is to review the Specifications section (Figure 4) to make sure the values are what you intended. Most fields are defaulted to the values you supplied at the time of part upload
Figure 4: Specifications section.

Quantity Field

The quantity field is straightforward. The drop-down allows ordering of up to 50 parts. We are happy to make more than 50 of any one part number if you want us to. For plastic parts, injection molding is generally much more economical at 50+ quantities. To order more than 50 parts, contact Customer Service at 877.479.3680 or customerservice@protolabs.com.

Material Field

The material field allows you to modify your choice of material. Firstcut offers over 30 different types of material in several classes including plastics, softer metals like aluminum and brass, and harder metals like 304 stainless steel and titanium. Each type of material is available in different maximum thicknesses and dimensions, and each class of materials uses a different set of standard end mills and machining strategies, resulting in a different set of optimum geometries and potential outcomes.

Within the classes of materials you select, all choices of materials for which we can source raw material blocks of the required dimensions will be displayed. If you request a resin that’s only available in 1-inch thick blocks, and your part requires a thicker block, your primary choice of resin will not be listed as an option; only resins that come in large enough blocks will be offered.

To order parts from the same model in more than one material, repeat the check-out process multiple times (i.e., click Continue multiple times), once with each material and corresponding quantity selected.

Customer-supplied materials are not useable in the Firstcut process.

Material Advisory

Depending on the material you select, you may receive an advisory related to the material choice. Figure 5 shows an example of an advisory. Glass-filled resins, for example, will generate a different advisory. We add advisory types occasionally as needed to communicate potential issues.
Figure 5: Example Material Advisory

Requested Manufacturing Time Field

The requested manufacturing time field tells us your level of urgency. The estimated manufacturing time is based on workload at the time the quote is displayed, and refers to a small quantity of this part number considered in isolation from anything else you order.

If you are ordering several part numbers, our default is to hold the entire order to ship together, so the parts that take the longest time to complete will control shipment of all parts in the order unless you request otherwise. This is the most common cause of parts not meeting the estimated manufacturing time. Selecting OK to Ship Partials during the checkout process will allow us to ship individual parts as soon as they are available. The trade-off is increased shipping cost. You can contact Customer Service at +44 (0) 1952 683047 or customerservice@protolabs.co.uk to ensure that we understand your priorities in terms of speed of shipment and shipping cost.

In the drop down box for Requested Delivery, please choose the selection that best reflects your requirement. The delivery options available are based on part geometry, material, and quantity. Options that appear in gray are not eligible for your part and you will not be able to select them. All manufacturing times are expressed in business days and your finalised order must be accepted before 4:30 PM. Orders finalised after 4:30 PM will be started the following business day. Requested delivery options do not include transportation time.

The Requested Delivery Field shows the best estimate of how long it will take to produce your parts under normal circumstances and is based on the estimated machining time per part, quantity and the assumption that everything works smoothly. The delivery options are calculated without knowledge of any other part numbers you may have quotes for, or may be ordering. Firstcut has significant machining capacity and can process many parts in parallel, however an order for a significant quantity of different part numbers may take longer to complete than the Requested Delivery selected. When placing your order there is an option for requesting that partial shipments be made.

After your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation that provides the estimated date(s) that your parts are expected to be shipped on. Firstcut ships a very high percentage of orders within the Requested Delivery time, but please keep in mind these are estimates.

This section of the ProtoQuote tells you how closely Proto Labs will be able to achieve your desired part geometry. Don’t skip this step because you already know how CNC milling machines work. The Proto Labs process uses CNC machining, but in order to achieve benefits such as fast firm quotes and no NRE charges, Proto Labs has limitations (standard tool sets) compared to conventional CNC milling processes. It’s worth understanding how we do things.

Our process uses automated analysis software to orient your part for processing and choose the milling strategy. It makes trade-offs based on general rules. For example, it will prefer to mill from the top and bottom if possible, and it will avoid cleaning up interior fillets if only a small amount of material remains, as it usually looks better. The software is pretty smart but not as smart as a human, so it can’t factor in your original design intent. In some cases, it may be possible to override the system’s strategy choices and force a different decision. You can always contact Customer Service at 877.479.3680 or customerservice@protolabs.com to discuss possible changes or to get clarification on what we are trying to say in the part advisory section.

Be sure to rotate your part and look at it all over for issues. Take special care to look down holes and into deep slots and pockets.

The Review Price section (Figure 7) updates automatically as you select different materials and quantities. Since we do non-recurring engineering automatically (and do not charge for it), there are few economies of scale in our CNC machining process. Almost all the quantity-related pricing variation has to do with how many copies of a particular part number can be fit into a standard block of raw material.
Figure 7: Pricing and quantity update automatically as you change the specifications on the ProtoQuote.

The Notes section (Figure 21) contains important clarifications and disclaimers. The Tolerances note is updated depending on the material selected. We make every part to the best possible tolerances of our process. You do not need to add tolerance notes to your parts; we can’t promise any better and we don’t try to do worse. The other notes are static on all ProtoQuotes.
Figure 21: ProtoQuote notes. Be sure to check the Tolerances note when you change materials.

Terms and conditions (Figure 22) are shown in a scrollable box. We spent a lot of time making them say what we intend, and we mean every word.
Figure 22: Terms and Conditions. Dry but important.

If you are having problems viewing your design analysis in 3D, try one of these other viewing options:

FAQ/Troubleshoot

Our troubleshooting document addressing common viewing problems

Your settings have changed. Please review Sections 1 and 2 carefully.

The configuration of this quote is no longer available for same-day manufacturing time, the manufacturing time has changed to 1-day.

Your settings have changed. Please review Sections 1 and 2 carefully.

The Firstcut process produces your parts from 2 manufacturing processes: 3 Axis CNC milling or CNC Lathe with some live tooling.

3 Axis CNC Milling – Parts that generally do not have a common centreline and profile such as square, rectangle, housings, frames, V blocks, L brackets, etc.

CNC Lathe with live tooling – Parts that share a common centre line and profile such as shafts, tubes, axles, round cups, hose barbs, bushings, etc.

The "As-Machined" and threading options in Section 2 will update based on your machining method selection.

Review colour coding on the "As-Machined" tab because it represents incompletely milled or missing geometry from your delivered part. Threading options are different between milling and turning. Thread sizes and support of external versus internal threads are different.

Material availability between milling and turning will be different.

Please consult your quote. If you have questions, please contact our Customer Service Engineering team at customerservice@protolabs.co.uk or +44.1952.683047.