Vention, Groupe PolyAlto Partner for Digital Manufacturing

MONTREAL, Canada, May 2, 2018 – Users of the Vention cloud-based machine design platform will be able to design and order cut-to-size plastic panels for delivery within 48 hours of order confirmation. Recent development of the Vention cloud-based MachineBuilder allows for automatic creation of a “custom plastic panel” based on surrounding geometries. Digital integration between Vention and Groupe PolyAlto ensures that panels are priced in real time and confirmed orders are routed directly to the proper manufacturing equipment at Groupe PolyAlto. The digital workflow removes all of the traditional steps of 3D design, manual quoting, CAD file exchange and order processing.

Custom panels in an easy and free cloud-CAD

Benefits for Vention and Groupe PolyAlto’s customers include:

  • Automatic 3D design of plastic panels based on surrounding geometries
  • Real-time pricing of cut-to-size plastic panels directly from Vention’s cloud-based MachineBuilder
  • Initial selection of over nine plastic materials, including HDPE, Polycarbonate, Acrylic and Phenolic
  • Manufacturing of custom plastic panels in 48 hours
  • Consolidated shipment, including custom panels as well as all other components of Vention’s equipment

“The digital integration with Groupe PolyAlto represents a first step in making Vention’s MachineBuilder an highspeed design and purchasing platform for modular as well as custom industrial equipment,” says Etienne Lacroix, founder and CEO at Vention.

“It is with great enthusiasm that Groupe PolyAlto offers its expertise and products to all of Vention’s customers. Our wide array of technical plastic materials adds safety, protection, aesthetic properties and durability to all Vention-designed equipment,” adds Mathieu Goulet, director of manufacturing at Groupe PolyAlto. Vention and Groupe PolyAlto currently support nine different plastic materials through this digitally integrated workflow. Partners expect to expand the portfolio of plastic panels in the near future.


Vention is the first digital manufacturing platform dedicated to machine design. Vention provides a fully integrated 3D MachineBuilder and modular component library that lets users design, order and assemble custom industrial equipment directly from a web browser in just a few days. Vention was founded in 2016 by former mechanical and software engineers from General Electric, McKinsey & Co, Microsoft, VMware, and Pivotal. The company aims to become a central tool within the machine design ecosystem.

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About Groupe PolyAlto 

For more than 45 years, the Groupe PolyAlto has distinguished itself as the largest distributor and fabricator of plastic solutions in Eastern Canada. With over 100 employees in two locations, one in Montreal and the second one in Quebec City, the company aims to grow stronger each day by embracing new challenges and opportunities.

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