SourceApp Aims To Leverage Knowledge

The purpose of SourceApp is to connect those looking for machining application assistance with those who have relative expertise and can help. The SourceApp model serves three distinct groups: consumers, distributors and manufacturers.

 

Allow me to introduce you to an emerging Web-based model named SourceApp (www.sourceapp.com).

The purpose of SourceApp is to connect those looking for machining application assistance with those who have relative expertise and can help. The SourceApp model serves three distinct groups: consumers, distributors and manufacturers.

A consumer with an applications problem may enter an application into the SourceApp system and assign it attributes (five-axis machining, thread turning, titanium turn-mill, and so on). The consumer may then submit the application to the SourceApp system, where it is routed to the manufacturers associated with those attributes within SourceApp’s network. At this point, manufacturers may begin collaborating with the consumer to provide or develop technical or commercial solutions.

Distributors are also served in SourceApp’s network by participating either as a consumer (on behalf of a client) or as a manufacturer (as a process or applications expert).

This Cleveland-based business was developed by machining professionals for machining professionals and aims to leverage the resident knowledge in manufacturing more efficiently. But in doing so, it is also paving the way for suppliers and manufacturers of all stripes toward a more beneficial online model.

No matter what place in the machining world you inhabit, you should keep a mouse on SourceApp. If you’re in need of applications advice or technical assistance with a process (a consumer in the SourceApp model), it may offer you an efficient channel to get assistance from a collection of technically proficient resources. If you’re a potential manufacturer within the SourceApp network, you may find an effective channel within which to profess your technical proficiencies.

Either way, this model suggests that there are still sources of invention and creativity serving the metalworking Web these days.