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Become a Manufacturing Partner

How It Works: Claiming and Completing Jobs

The MacroFab platform offers a multitude of ready-to-run jobs.

Make the Most of Your Extra Capacity

MacroFab's platform and software facilitate the manufacturing partner process, making it easy for you to claim and complete jobs. You’ll be able to access a regular stream of ready-to-run jobs that fit your capabilities and can immediately improve your productivity and profitability.

Before joining the MacroFab Partner Network, every potential partner gets to do a small, less complicated trial job. By doing so, both parties can focus on aligning processes.

You'll get paid for the initial job once MacroFab Quality Assurance approves it. After you're done, you'll be a MacroFab Factory Partner, able to claim jobs from the Job Board. A Quality Report will also summarize your overall inspection results.

Claiming Jobs

MacroFab's Job Board helps you decide if a job is right for you by providing key information needed to quickly evaluate and accept jobs, like:

  • Job payouts and schedules
  • Detailed component and placement information
  • Interactive board and placement previews
  • Gerber files and other design documentation

As soon as you accept the job, you'll get an automatic PO, and the job will be listed under your In Progress Jobs page. You’ll get notifications for key job activities. In addition to having access to all the job details, you will use the platform to receive the kit, mark your progress on the job, and return the completed job to MacroFab.

Completing Jobs

You will manage accepted jobs using MacroFab's technology platform to receive the kit, update progress on the work, and ship the completed job back to MacroFab. Our excellent support team will guide and support you as your job progresses through the following stages:

  • Receive kit gold

    Receive the kit

    MacroFab sends you a full kit including a copy of the BoM, PCBs, components, and stencils, tooling, and fixtures, if required.

  • Complete job gold

    Complete the job

    Provide status updates on the platform as you progress. Keep us updated when parts get received and jobs are started, finished, and shipped.

  • Shipping gold

    Ship the job

    Once a job is completed, return it to MacroFab for quality assurance. The platform offers shipping labels, or you can create your own.

  • Quality inspection gold

    See the quality inspection status

    Each job is quality checked by MacroFab before it's shipped to customers. The QA standard is IPC-A-610H class 2 unless otherwise specified. If there are any defects, we will work with you to resolve them.

  • Get paid gold

    Get paid

    Our quality assurance team reviews jobs within two business days. Payment will be made once QA has cleared the job.

We're Here if You Need Us

We consider MacroFab Factory Partners to be our customers, too. While our software and platform facilitate the manufacturing partner process, our support team can assist you with any questions or concerns. Feel free to contact us at any time.