The market of an on-demand CNC machining is comparatively new in Europe, but it already demonstrates promising results. The new model of ordering CNC machined partsdeveloped by Shift solves a number of issues of the traditional CNC machining industry: long time between the order of a part and its delivery, lack of required competences, equipment or materials as well as unreasonably high costs.
Shift has recently celebrated its first year on the market and the impressive achievements prove true that there is a growing demand for more advanced solutions for ordering CNC machined parts.
Over the past 12 months, the company has delivered 128,352 metal and polymer parts in 21 European countries. These parts were sent to several hundred customers in 20 different countries. Shift supplied various industries such as the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, robotics, electronics, metalworking, furniture production and many more.
Shift has united more than 250 CNC workshops with over 1000 CNC machines all over Europe and as of now it is the largest CNC machining network on the European market, and it keeps growing daily. During the previous year the manufacturing providers in Shift’s network received thousands of machine-hours as well as previously unattainable projects that help them make better use of their capacities.
Through an extensive digitalization and automation, Shift assures the following advantages over the old-fashioned way of ordering CNC parts:
During the next year Shift will keep on developing its web platform, improve algorithms automatically analysing models of parts and choosing providers based on a large set of benchmarks and competences. The quotation time will be reduced to 2-3 hours and the production & delivery time of parts to only 10-14 days on average.