Varishapes partners with AMFG to improve CNC and Additive Manufacturing workflow

December 5, 2023

December 5, 2023

Varishapes, located in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, is collaborating with AMFG to implement its MES software and Instant Quote tool to rapidly respond to customers’ CNC and Additive Manufacturing requirements.

Varishapes specialises in providing on-demand industrial Additive Manufacturing and CNC services. With a vast knowledge of FDM, SLA, and CAD design, Varishapes emphasises providing superior service that caters to the unique needs of clients, ensuring a smooth and quick quoting process.

Varishapes operates with a streamlined workflow that enables customers to easily upload their 3D models onto the quoting platform. It supports a variety of file formats, including STL, STEP, 3MF, OBJ, and others. For customers without a model, Varishapes provides personalised solutions tailored to individual needs. Its extensive guidelines for Additive Manufacturing are a valuable resource for best practices.

Recognising the urgency in meeting client needs, Varishapes needed a solution to streamline their production process and to swiftly complete orders and provide quick quotes. Varishapes’ founder João Tomás Afonso stated “AMFG became the solution, revolutionising our workflow and enhancing client interactions.”

Instead of manual collation that often consumes time and effort, AMFG’s Instant Quote tool employs advanced algorithms aligned with Varishapes’ existing quoting logic. This streamlined approach enhances Varishapes’ quoting capacity while maintaining the high quality of customer interactions. Varishapes seamlessly integrates its email system with the tool, enabling the swift transformation of email RFQs into quotes through its ticket function.

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João Tomás Afonso added “AMFG stood out as the all-in-one solution we needed for a streamlined and customer-friendly process. AMFG encompasses all the essential features for a front-facing app integration on our website. Its comprehensive capabilities not only enhance the user experience but also provide a seamless avenue for payments and order placement.”

Distinguished by in-house production capabilities, Varishapes offers bespoke solutions, swift turnaround times, and an extensive range of materials and colours to meet diverse needs. This approach enables Varishapes to cater efficiently to each client’s specifications and ensures a superior level of service.

Upon upload, customers are able to choose manufacturing technology, material, colour, infill, and qualities, ensuring a customised experience. Varishapes specialises in handling a wide range of orders, from standard builds to intricate CNC machined parts, meeting diverse manufacturing needs.

João Tomás Afonso stated “Our business has experienced a significant improvement in handling direct orders from clients. The streamlined process has not only enhanced efficiency but also allowed us to more effectively promote our services. Now, we can seamlessly manage client orders and efficiently market our offerings.”

AMFG’s Technical Consultant, Robert Steele, commented “Joao Tomas and the Varishapes team are front runners and early adopters of new technology. They produce high-quality parts and provide a high level of customisation and options for 3d printing. Their workflow, quick production time, and great customer service will surely push them to be successful with AMFG. The instant quoting tool and the email automation will help Varishapes continue to grow!”

December 5, 2023

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