You will receive an email with downloadable test part files when your test part material is shipped. You will need to request your test part through the link above in order to review the test part files.
Please note that it is a violation of our Partner Terms and conditions to subcontract out the test part.
- Process - Sheet Metal - Flat
- Material - Aluminum 5052 Sheet (Provided by Xometry Supplies)
- Finish - As Milled, Deburred and Oil-Free
- Shipping - Ground
- Payment: $100 (we pay you!)
Click here to view the test part files:
Download Sheet Metal - Flat Test Part Packet and Drawings →
Request a Sheet Metal - Flat Test Part →
Can I change the material on the test part?
You will be sent the appropriate raw material for CNC - Mill, CNC - Lathe, Sheet Metal - Flat, and Sheet Metal - Bent.
At this time, we only allow material modifications for the CNC - Mill test part. Delrin is an acceptable alternative material for the CNC - Mill test part, however you are responsible for supplying the material.
How long does it take to receive my material after requesting the test part?
Test part requests will be shipped within 2 business days via FedEx Ground. Depending on your location, it can take about a week for you to receive the test part material. You will receive an email with the tracking number for your material when it has shipped. This email will also include downloadable test part files.
What happens if I need another piece of material for my test part?
If you would like for us to send you another piece of material, you can request that here. Please note that we will deduct $50 from your test part payment for each additional piece of material you request.
Test Part Guidelines
To simplify the process, we'll dispatch a package that contains a pre-cut piece of material for your test part, as well as all of the necessary instructions for fabrication once you request your test part. Look for your package in the next 1-2 days.
You will only need to complete one test part to be approved for any of the following: sheet metal (Flat or Bent) and CNC (Mill or Lathe). For sheet metal and CNC test parts, you will receive an email after you request your test part and when your test part material is shipped.
You will be able to download the test part CAD files from this email. All received test parts will be inspected by Xometry's quality team and will be retained for 30 days.
Download Sheet Metal - Flat Test Part Packet →
Price and Payment
The material required for the test part is provided by Xometry Supplies at no cost to you. To learn more about being reimbursed for your test part and getting paid by Xometry through Stripe, see the Partner Onboarding Guide in the Xometry Community at community.xometry.com/kb/partner-onboarding-guide.
The required finish for the test part is outlined in the Test Part Details table above. There are no additional surface finishes required. We will evaluate the quality of the part based on how you conform to Xometry’s Finishing Standards, as seen in our Partner Guide, and dimensional requirements (±.005”) of both the CAD model and bubble drawing. For any tolerance discrepancies, please revert to the CAD model.
Packing and Shipping
Xometry has covered the shipping costs and provided a shipping label for you in the test part material box. Parts should be packaged according to the Packing Instructions and Guidelines as outlined in the Partner Guide with the provided packing list taped to the outside of the box, and the Inspection Checklist and Report included in the box.
An inspection report is required for every job. Inspection reports can be handwritten or typed on the Xometry Inspection Report that’s attached to this document or downloaded from the Test Part Onboarding Guide in the Xometry Community. The test part inspection report should cover 100% of the dimensions from the CAD file and bubble drawing.
What’s In The Box?
The material required for your test part is provided by Xometry Supplies at no cost to you. This piece of Aluminum 5052 Sheet is cut to 6” x 8” x 0.125” as needed to fabricate your test part. If you have any issues with the material sent, complete the form here.
Test Part Packet
This packet contains all of the instructions and details to complete your test part including how to get reimbursed for your part, the bubble drawing, inspection checklist and report, and shipping instructions to send it back to Xometry when you’re finished.
Packing Slip and Shipping Label
Everything you need to properly ship your completed test part back to Xometry including the Packing Slip and a Return Shipping Label.
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