General Questions


What is SyncFab?
SyncFab is an on-demand regional manufacturing procurement platform matching buyer purchase order requirements to local machine shop capacity and capabilities. Learn More
Register four free account. Upon completing your profile settings you may immediately begin uploading and organizing part assemblies in your parts library accessible through the user dashboard, submit a new parts order, browse regional capacity, or schedule a consultation call. Register Here
CNC Machining is a manufacturing process that involves the use of computers to control machine tools. Tools that can be controlled in this manner include lathes, mills, routers, grinders and lasers. The CNC in CNC Machining stands for Computer Numerical Control.
Additive Manufacturing is a manufacturing process by which digital 3D design data is used to build up a component part in layers by depositing material. The term "3D printing" is increasingly used as a synonym for Additive Manufacturing.
Yes, SyncFab has access to a network of additional manufacturing resources which it plans to make accessible to supply chain buyers in the near future. Announcements will be forthcoming.
Advanced manufacturing is the use of innovative technologies and methodologies for improved competitiveness in overall manufacturing. Advanced Manufacturing collectively represents cross-applications of 3d printing (additive) and traditional (subtractive) manufacturing, CADCAM, robotic automation, logistics, artificial intelligence, autonomous shipping, nanotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. Synchronized Fabrication or “SyncFab” is a reference to the synchronization of those parts of modern advanced manufacturing making local industry more accessible to innovative hardware companies and more sustainable and eco-conscious. Similar to a smartphone, a “Smart Factory,” or Smart manufacturing is a technology-driven approach that utilizes Internet-connected machinery to optimize the production process on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
SyncFab does not currently offer design or engineering services.
If you are not a Machine Shop or Supply Chain Account Manager you may still be a Designer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Government Procurement (GSA) Employee or alternate Manufacturing service supplier interested in our Sourcing Events in which case you should still Register as a Buyer. If you are a Machine Shop that procures from other Shops then you may request to register a dual-use account.

Buyer Questions


Am I a Buyer?
A Buyer is generally a Supply Chain Account Manager, Designer or Engineer though you may also be an Entrepreneur, Investor, Government Procurement (GSA) Employee, Fab Lab Manager or a Student. Learn More
Register as a Buyer to submit orders with 2D/3D part files including drawings, dimensions & tolerances (designed-for-manufacture) and receive quotes inclusive of fabrication and materials. Uploaded part files are stored in your user dashboard where you can manage and group them for faster project turnaround.
Parts can be ordered on an Urgent (1-2 weeks), Standard (3-4 weeks) or Flexible (5-8 weeks) schedule which will affect production cost accordingly. Delivery costs are paid at time of shipment.
Limited and Full-Run production parts orders involve photographic sample pre-production approval. Prototype parts orders do not involve pre-production approval.
Materials include but are not limited to most grades of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, thermoplastics and wood.
Unless otherwise noted in your Quote, suppliers will work to achieve and hold the minimum following standards:
  • +.005”/-.005” local tolerances across most geometries with variance for large parts when holding flatness after heat treatment.
  • Finish requirements for “As Milled” finish will have a minimum 125 surface finish for CNC parts.
  • Tapped holes not explicitly called out as Features on the quoted CAD model may be machined to the diameters specified in that model.
  • No surface treatments (e.g. anodize, bead blast, iridite, powder coat, etc.) will be applied unless you have paid for them and we have specifically acknowledged them.
Yes, we are always expanding our network. Join our newsletter for the most recent announcements.
SyncFab reduces supplier vetting cutting production time by 75% on average, while simultaneously reducing the soft costs associated with procurement. By leveraging idle machine time from local shops, SyncFab streamlines pricing to produce your parts. You can also take peace of mind knowing you are supporting the buildout in some cases the rebuilding of a local sustainable manufacturing supply chain.

Supplier Questions


Am I a Supplier?
If you use machine and cutting tools to make parts, usually of metal, plastic, glass or wood then you meet the general definition of a machine shop supplier. Learn More
Register and list your machining capacity, capabilities and certifications after completing your company profile. You will need to certify that you are able to achieve the minimum manufacturing standards of:
  • +.005”/-.005” local tolerances across most geometries with variance for large parts when holding flatness after heat treatment.
  • Finish requirements for “As Milled” finish will have a minimum 125 surface finish for CNC parts.
  • Tapped holes not explicitly called out as Features on the quoted CAD model may be machined to the diameters specified in that model.
  • Specifically list out surface treatments available such as anodize, bead blast, iridite, powder coat, etc.
After your Registered account has been reviewed and activated you will begin receiving job requests matching your capabilities.
You will be paid a deposit to begin those orders you accept and the balance on approved completion. ACH payment can be wired direcly to your bank account or check payment can be arranged as well.
Urgent, Standard and Flexible from 1 – 8 weeks.
Limited and Full-Run Production parts orders involve photographic sample pre-production approval. Full-run production parts orders involve physical sample pre-production approval. Prototype parts orders do not involve pre-production approval.
Let your idle machine capacity earn you more sales dollars. By listing your machines with SyncFab you can focus on doing what you do best machining parts and collecting money.

About the MFG Token Sale Event


What’s being sold?
The MFG token, a utility token, is being sold to current SyncFab users and early adopters of the Smart Manufacturing Blockchain.
The token will be used to execute smart contracts, incentivize and reward purchasers and manufacturers who will be placing parts production orders within SyncFab and the Smart Manufacturing Blockchain.
Prior to the Token Distribution Event, SyncFab have generated a total supply of one billion MFG tokens (1,000,000,000). That will be the entire supply of the MFG Tokens – no more will be created after it’s generated. Only 300,000,000 will be available for the during the MFG Token Sale.
Thirty percent (30%) or 300,000,000 of the total MFG token supply are allocated for the MFG Token Sale
You are a purchaser or manufacturer and want to buy the MFG token early on to use with the Smart Manufacturing Blockchain. SyncFab have created a crowdsale smart contract, containing a smart contract address. After determining how many MFG tokens you want (more information on https://tokensale.syncfab.com), you will convert the token value to ether (ETH) and will send the ether to the crowd-sale smart contract address. The smart contract will convert the amount of ether it received from you into MFG Tokens.
Ethereum is a cryptocurrency which includes a programmable smart contract platform. The unit of currency is called the ether (ETH). Ethereum was initially described by Vitalik Buterin in late 2013. For additional information, please visit these resources:
  1. https://ethereum.org
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethereum
  3. https://theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/Main_Page
All MFG Token Sale participants must register for an MFG Dashboard wallet and complete a KYC. Learn more at https://tokensale.syncfab.com.
  • Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 MFG
  • Allocated market (public) supply: 300,000,000 MFG (30%)
  • 1 ETH = 5,000 MFG
  • Minimum = 500K USD (500 ETH)
  • Soft Cap = $15M USD (15K ETH)
  • Hard Cap = $30M USD (33K ETH)

Bonus incentives will be first come, first serve. The earliest purchasers will be rewarded additional MFG tokens.

Bonus Structure based on the order of Ethereum (ETH) executed on the crowdsale contract:

  1. Minimum Goal (500K USD/500 ETH) & Soft Cap Goal (15M USD / 15K ETH)
    i. MFG Early Adopter Presale - 50% Bonus
    a. Begins November 15th, reserved for manufacturing professionals must complete KYC process. Vist https://tokensale.syncfab.com
    b. +2,500 MFG bonus per 1 ETH
    c. Equivalent: 1 ETH = 7,500 MFG
    ii. Public Presale - 25% Bonus
    a. Begins January 1, 2018 must complete KYC process. Vist https://tokensale.syncfab.com
    b. +1,250 MFG bonus per 1 ETH
    c. Equivalent: 1 ETH = 6,250 MFG

  2. After Presale (30M USD/33K ETH Hard Cap Goal)
    i. Main Public Token Sale - The public sale now includes bonuses — tiered by week
    a. Begins February 15, must complete KYC process. Vist https://tokensale.syncfab.com
    b. February 15 — February 21, 2018 (9:00 AM PST): 15% Bonus
    c. February 21 — February 28, 2018 (9:00 AM PST): 10% Bonus
    d. February 28 — March 11, 2018 (9:00 AM PST): 5% Bonus
    e. March 11 — March 15, 2018 (9:00 AM PST): 2.5% Bonus


  3. Any unsold MFG will be destroyed after the distribution event.
Any unsold MFG will be destroyed after the distribution event.
Please join our telegram channel at https://t.me/syncfab for the latest updates. We will also email you updated if actions are required in order for you to receive your MFG Tokens.
All Token Sale participants must register for an MFG Dashboard Wallet in order to receive their MFG. A new wallet address is given to you for security reason upon registration. This is the location your MFG TOkens will be sent to, please make sure to use your same email address when completing registration. Register at https://tokensale.syncfab.com
Please do not send ether (ETH) from exchanges – there are limitations, of which we take no responsibility for. Please transfer the money to your MyEthereumWallet account then transfer to the MFG crowdsale smart contract address.
There is a form of Know Your Customer (KYC) oversight, and you must complete this registration in order to purchase the MFG Tokens. Please follow the instructions on https://tokensale.syncfab.com/kycto register for the KYC and be whitelisted for the token crowdsale event and receive your tokens.
Buyer's purchase of the MFG Tokens during the Token Sale period is final, and there are no refunds or cancellations except as may be required by applicable law or regulation. By sending the payment for the Tokens, Buyer acknowledges that none of the Company Parties are required to provide a refund for any reason and that Buyer will not receive money or other compensation in lieu of a refund.

MFG Token Sale Mechanics


Will the token sale be available to Canadians or US Americans?
The MFG token sale will be available to anyone meeting the eligibility criteria (as set forth in the terms of sale) except those originating from the following countries: Belarus, Burma, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe.
Blockchain transactions require confirmation by a certain amount of miners (‘consensus’) before the transactions go through. As of now, the blockchain can become busy (especially during large and popular token sales). This will be resolved with future updates of the Ethereum Blockchain. Be patient. You can check in on your transaction list in Blockchain (Ethereum) Block Explorers by Transaction ID (TxHash), Sender (Wallet Address) or Receiver (Wallet Address/Contract Address). If you would like to do this, you can do this on: https://etherscan.io or https://etherchain.org
MyEtherWallet is currently one of the most trusted and lightweight wallet to use for handling Ether and tokens. MyEtherWallet supports all ERC20 Tokens. You can create a new wallet (for free) or you can sign on with your private key without downloading the entire blockchain. You will have instant access to your wallet funds and ability to issue transactions. Even if you are completely new to token sales or Ethereum, MyEtherWallet walks you through the entire process, and this secures your access and helps you be mindful of your security (such as backing up your private keys). MyEtherWallet also supports hardware wallets such as the Trezor. You can use MyEtherWallet offline, and in incognito mode of the browser. Use the following link, bookmark it and never use any other link https://www.myetherwallet.com. Always check your browser address bar after clicking this link, (to ensure that you were not rerouted by hackers, extensions or other security threats).
With a wallet, you control the private key and, ultimately, that is the safest method of holding cryptoassets (as long as you can keep the key secure). When you keep funds on an exchange, there is a risk their wallet can be hacked or targeted. Plus, you have a login that opens an additional security hole for hackers to exploit, and it could put your assets at risk if your email address is compromised. As you can see, there is a domino effect that creates many more security risks when using an exchange. Aside from security holes, exchanges could face downtime or DDOS attacks (preventing your access to assets), government shutdown, or simply cut and run with all of your funds!
The codes to our crowdsale smart contract is available for public viewing and validation on Github at: https://github.com/syncfab/
We strongly recommend you stick to MyEtherWallet or Mist, and if you’re researching other wallets bear this in mind: Are you in control of the wallet’s private key? If the answer is no, then you cannot use that wallet or service to collect UKG from this sale. Does the client or wallet interface you currently use support ERC20 Tokens? If not, but you are in control of the private key, you may use MyEtherWallet with that private key as your interface to manage MFG (MyEtherWallet supports all ERC20 tokens).
Join our online community if you have any questions. Our community leaders are always active within each of these channels. These are the ONLY official accounts and channels of communication: Official SyncFab MFG Facebook Group – https://facebook.com/groups/syncfab SyncFab MFG Telegram Group – https://t.me/syncfab SyncFab MFG Reddit Group – https://reddit.com/r/syncfab

Begin manufacturing parts today!