The process is simple: enter your zip code, upload your file, get pricing for both 3D printing and CNC machining within minutes, and then place your order! Also check out our Hardware Guide for critical knowledge on building better hardware.
IP is top priority for us and something that we take very seriously. There are 3 major ways that we help protect your IP: (1) File management: Only the vendor that actually produces your file gets access to it. (2) Vendor onboarding and contracts: It takes around 2-weeks to onboard a vendor where we check for quality as well as inspect practices around IP. (3) NDAs: All vendors are under contract and technically legal arms of Fictiv to make sure that your IP is protected. In addition, we are happy to provide/sign an NDA with you or your company. You can email us at email@example.com.
Our infrastructure streamlines access to cutting edge manufacturing technology and highly skilled operators (without the overhead of vendor sourcing and management). We provide one destination for manufacturing expertise, pricing, and prototyping capabilities. Using software automation and a distributed network, our platform intelligently routes parts to machines with open capacity, for the fastest, most efficient production. Find out more here.
Fictiv is a manufacturing platform and the most efficient way to fabricate parts. Powered by a distributed network of highly vetted vendors, Fictiv provides the critical infrastructure teams need to streamline prototyping and accelerate development cycles. The online interface makes it easy for customers to get instant quotes, review manufacturing feedback, and manage orders--all through a single service.
To get a quote, simply enter your zipcode and upload your part. After your part finishes processing (this usually takes a few minutes), you can select manufacturing process, production speed and quantity to instantly see pricing. For a full CNC quote with DFM feedback, simply hit “Get full quote” and one of our engineers will provide pricing and any feedback within an hour during business hours.
For 3D printing, we have a combination of professional machines (ABS/Polyjet/SLA/SLS) as well as hobbyist level machines (PLA). See our full capabilities here. For CNC, we have a variety of machines that support 3-, 4- & 5-axis jobs, as well as live-tooling lathes with both Y and C-axis milling. See our full capabilities here.
Fictiv printers can print as high as 16 microns (0.0006in) in the vertical layer, depending on which technology you use. For CNC machined parts, vendors adhere to ISO 2768 medium tolerance. Check out full CNC capabilities here.
To manufacture with Fictiv, we set up a quick phone call to talk about your manufacturing experience and what kind of machine you have. Then, we’ll have you produce a quick test part to better understand your machine's capabilities. To get started and apply to be a vendor, click here.