Xometry will send an email notification to the account holder every time we post a job to your account (these notifications can be managed in your account settings). If you follow the link in the email, it will take you to our job board where you will be able to review the parts and their requirements. Xometry provides all of the job details (price, lead time, material, etc.) for you to view. You can also access the job board by visiting work.xometry.com and logging in. The 3D CAD files, drawings (if available), materials, and part quantities are all in one place.
Your job board has a selection of filters (see item #1 on the image) you can use to narrow down the jobs shown. Current filters include technology, material, finish, and job size. You also have the ability to sort your job board by price, ship by date, and match — which compares jobs on the board to those you’ve completed in the past to recommend jobs that best match previous work you’ve done. This video walks you through how best to make use of the job board search and sort filters to find the right jobs for your shop.
Over certain jobs, you may see a yellow "Recommended Job" icon (see item #2). Our job recommendation system uses a machine-learning algorithm that compares each new job on your board to past work that you've completed. Over time, the algorithm learns what types of jobs you tend to accept. The more work you complete, the more it learns about you. In making these recommendations, the system considers materials, quantity, and part complexity along with hundreds of geometric features that we extract from the CAD files. Jobs that are most similar to your past work will receive the highest scores.
You can use the built-in 3D viewer (see item #3) which allows you to get a close look at a part before deciding whether or not you want to accept the job. If the part looks good, be sure to "View Offer Details" to see more in-depth information about the job (see item #4).
If the price, lead time, and job requirements for a job are a fit, simply accept the job and a PO will be generated automatically. Some jobs will be listed at the top of the job board — such as exclusive Offers, offers with an updated price, or repeat work offers — so they are easy to find (see item #5).