What is Thingyfy for?
Thingyfy is a groundbreaking platform that puts the power of next-generation manufacturing technologies in the hands of makers, kickstarters and entrepreneurs. Whether you are just starting up, or more established, Thingyfy can help bring ideas to life at game-changing speed and scale. We serve the world’s creative minds by making production both intuitively accessible and incredibly affordable.
What can Thingyfy make?
Thingyfy has 200+ state-of-the-art industrial robots that can make just about any metal alloy product you can dream up. We also work with plastics and wood as well. Whether it's wearable technology or a bike part, a smartphone cover or something we've never heard of, our agents and engineers are here to help you create it!
What is CNC machining and what are the advantages?
CNC stands for Computer Numerically Controlled and is essentially the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands. It is a subtractive manufacturing method that cuts material away to create a shape. CNC machining includes CNC milling (applying a machined surface finish on plastic or metal, or for creating complex 3D shapes) and CNC turning (allowing for complex geometries). Advantages include the speed of the process, variable settings (ie. every piece can be different), and the variety of materials that can be utilized. CNC milling processes more complicated parts with high precision. Furthermore, it is a highly automated and cost saving method that is ideal for small-batch manufacturing.
What materials can be used in CNC milling?
The common metarials on the market are all good to be used in normal milling and CNC milling. For example: wood, plastics,aluminium, copper, steel,all kinds of alloys. There are section bars made of above materials,and they are easy for processing. Thingyfy’s CNC robots can work with plastic, metal, wood and much more – allowing the maker to produce prototypes in same material that will be used for the final product.
What's the minimum and maximum number of pieces of each order?
Absolutely! Because Thingyfy offers a wide range of manufacturing methods and finishing services, we can build and assemble products from the inside out.Prices vary based on quantity, but Thingyfy welcomes both small-batch and large-scale manufacturing orders. If you only want 10 pieces to start, we can do that. If you want 100,000 we can do that too.
Can you make a complete product with multiple parts?
Absolutely! Because Thingyfy offers a wide range of manufacturing methods and finishing services, we can build and assemble products from the inside out.
I'm in the early product planning stage, can I use Thingyfy?
Definitely. Our agents and engineers can help you through the design phase, to choosing the right materials that will optimize your product. Because we know everyone has budget constraints, it's a good idea to connect with Thingyfy in the early stages because we can help you determine manufacturing costs (and potentailly find price hacks) that provide savings without sacrificing quality standards.
I have an idea, can you help me design it?
Thingyfy is not just a manufacturer, but also a creative design firm of the future. We're into all kinds of industrial products. That being said, we can absolutely help put your idea into design. At this stage of the game, we recommend that you fill out our IDEATION form so we can see where you are going and begin developing a 3D CAD model. Additional fees apply of course so, once you complete the form, a Thingyfy agent will get back to you with a quote.
Do you handle 3D Printing as well?
We certainly do. Thingyfy offers industrial-grade 3D metal printing services, as well as SLA and SLS methods for printing plastics.
Can you manufacture electronic parts?
Yes. Depending on the size and complexity of the electronic parts, as well as the stage of your product development, we can help develop a comprehensive solution for you. Ranging from IoT and smart devices, to basic eletronic sensors and controler modules, Thingyfy has a rich resource of local and international suppliers, as well as our own R&D facilities, to meet your needs.
How do I select the right material for my project?
The answer to this question is kind of a big deal because the right material is just as important as good design. We know it all comes down to a delicate balance of form, function and finance. There are three main things to think about when choosing materials (in order of importance):
- Will they meet the performance requirements?
- Will they be easy to process?
- Do they have the right 'aesthetic' properties?
Thingyfy's engineers can help you figure out the complexities to make the right material match.
And what about quality control?
From start to finish, Thingyfy employs a range of quality control measures so that every step of the process is meticulously monitored. We are ISO9001 certified for our quality control process and, as such, have sophisticated measuring and testing equipment in-house to qualify all incoming raw materials. Our modern metrology lab ensures that your parts meet exact specifications.
What do I do if there is a problem with the prototype?
If you have received a prototype from Thingyfy for the purpose of approval and there is something wrong with it, if it is practical to do so, we will replace free of charge any parts that you are not completely satisfied with. If that is not practical, then we will credit a negotiated sum.
Regarding T1 samples from tooling, it is important to note that these are never 100% satisfactory because they do not carry the final finish and our clients often want to modify the design and have tooling changes made.