Shapeways Holdings, Inc, New York City, USA, is expanding its software service offerings with the launch of MFG Materials. This new service is reported to offer a range of raw materials to manufacturers at discounted rates.
Shapeways claims that they can provide an average discount of 15% off the listed prices on the MFG Materials platform through strategic partnerships and negotiations with raw materials vendors. The discounts vary based on the material and quantity ordered.
“We’re committed to supporting our manufacturers. With the launch of MFG Materials, we’re taking a practical step toward helping them save on raw material costs,” said Greg Rothman, GM of Software for Shapeways. “Depending on the volume, suppliers can realise a sound return on investment by purchasing their raw material inventory through us.”
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As the global market for industrial raw materials – including aluminium, iron/steel, and plastics –grows, Rothman spoke on the value proposition of the MFG Materials platform, “The growth trajectory of the industrial materials market is impressive. This presents immense opportunities, and MFG Materials is designed to help our customers tap into this opportunistic market. We are not only making these markets more accessible, but also enabling significant cost savings through our economies of scale. This boosts competitiveness and profitability for manufacturers, fuelling growth in the US manufacturing sector.”
MFG Materials is now available to all current premium subscribers. Shapeways is also introducing a low-cost monthly membership option, which is ideal for manufacturers seeking access to MFG Materials exclusively.