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About RapidMade


At RapidMade, we like to design and build things, and we like to work with clients who feel the same way. We believe that our customers’ competitive advantage stems from their ability to create, produce and market better products. That’s why we focus on applying the latest materials, manufacturing and engineering technologies to the process of developing, prototyping, manufacturing, and marketing products.  It is this focus and passion, together with our ability to provide these services in a unique and cost effective way, that makes us different.

Based in Portland, Oregon, RapidMade was started in 2011 to capitalize on the expanding field of additive manufacturing and 3D digital design, to sustainably re-shore and localize manufacturing to the Northwest and to employ and educate a new generation of manufacturing professionals. By 2016, we had expanded into more complex projects involving tooling, sourcing, and engineering. In 2017 we are once again expanding our capabilities to focus on the 3D printing of manufactured parts, investing in new technology, moving to a new facility and increasing our capacity to service larger clients.

Our knowledge of materials, engineering and manufacturing processes extends to both traditional and advanced technologies. And we use this knowledge to help our clients apply the right solutions to their business needs. If you are looking to create a new product, improve an existing one, find a new manufacturing solution or looking for a partner who can help you take advantage of the latest digital and additive technologies then we can provide you with a range of services from a simple part or prototype to a complete analysis of your product or processing needs.

The digital economy, globalization and mass customization have fundamentally changed how we think about creating, marketing and manufacturing products. Companies and entrepreneurs are under continued pressure to create new products, increase speed to market, lower operating costs and maintain a broader range of product choices throughout the product life cycle. RapidMade is passionate about working with its clients to address these challenges and help them compete in the digital age.

 

Mission Statement


To provide entrepreneurs, small and medium size business with the resources they need to create, produce, market and support tangible products

To be the leading Northwest resource in the application of engineered materials, advanced manufacturing technologies and digital engineering techniques

To be a responsible member of our community, contributing to the overall growth of the manufacturing base, and providing a safe workplace where our team can create meaningful customer solutions.


Our Vision


RapidMade will provide the most creative, cost effective, value adding services for customers who wish to take advantage of the next generation additive and digital manufacturing age


Our Services


Product Design – We provide engineering and industrial design resources to help you create, develop and refine your products.

Prototyping – We can provide a range of traditional and advanced methods, materials and technologies to quickly and efficiently produce your prototypes.

Models – We employ a range of 3D technologies to create models and displays.

Specialty Marketing – We have custom engineering, manufacturing and assembly capabilities for producing specialty marketing solutions.

Tooling – We use advanced and traditional manufacturing technologies together with our design engineering expertise to create tooling solutions for molding, forming, cutting, casting, extruding, handling and packaging

Manufactured Parts – We are specialists in providing quick turn, small batch manufacturing solutions. We focus on additive, printing, machining, injection molding, thermoforming, casting and urethane molding.

Engineering Services – We can provide engineering services for product and process design, layouts, tooling, custom machinery, reverse engineering, scanning, inspection and modelling

Custom Replacement Parts – We have expertise reverse engineering and improving spare parts. We can also design, test, certify and manufacture your replacement parts and tooling.

Audits – We can provide an audit of your current parts, tooling and manufacturing process to determine where alternate materials, manufacturing and engineering technologies can provide a competitive advantage

Packaging – We provide thermoformed packaging solutions where customization, quick turn or printed materials are a requirement.

 

Our Company Values


  • We strive to always provide the best possible customer service.
  • We believe that when we add value for our customers they are successful and we will be successful.
  • We focus on delivering the best combination of price, delivery and execution.
  • We continuously invest in technology, training and increasing our knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques.
  • We challenge ourselves to be creative and we encourage new ideas to make things better.
  • Our ethos is 'right the first time' so we use processes and systems to guide us, but we know when creating something new it is better to fail faster and learn, so we balance our approach to each challenge.
  • We are ethical and honest, we follow our principles and we always keep our promises
  • We value a diverse workplace, we think everyone should have a voice
  • We always protect our clients, their information and intellectual property
  • We like to have fun but we are serious about our customers

Certifications:

State of Oregon  certified as Emerging Small Business (ESB)

State of Oregon certified as Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

 

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