To create or improve products, engineers rely on a number of proven approaches which include CAD Work, 3D Design, Industrial Design, Technical Analysis, Reverse Engineering, and Technical Documentation.  Learn more about how RapidMade can help.

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CAD Work

  • 3D print preparation
  • 2D to 3D conversions
  • Design for manufacturing conversions

    3D Design

    • Contract design work
    • Custom design
    • Product design
    • Conceptual design
    • Proof-of-concept design
    • Design for manufacturing

    Industrial Design

    • Aesthetics
    • Use-ability
    • Ergonomics
    • Anthropometrics
    • Research

    Technical Analysis

    • Stress analysis
    • Motor/actuator sizing and selection

    Reverse Engineering

    • File Conversions
    • Existing part to 3D CAD
    • 3D scan to parametric CAD model

    Technical Documentation

    • Manufacturing drawings
    • Machine layouts

    Training

    • User manuals
    • On-site installation

    Braving the ice and rain, RapidMade joined other manufacturers and suppliers at this week's Northwest Food and Beverage Manufacturers Expo and Conference.  The Expo is a familiar event for RapidMade's management team which has more than 40 years of experience in food processing and material handling as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), engineer, manufacturer and 3D printer.

    OEMs turn to RapidMade for our engineering design services.  Once equipment is operational, using our engineering staff and additive manufacturing allows food processors to 3D scan, reverse engineer and produce components - either using 3D printing or traditional manufacturing.

    Held annually, the Expo offers "leading-edge educational sessions with the largest regional trade show in the industry."

    As you plan last-minute expenditures for 2016, please remember RapidMade can complete most projects in days, not weeks.  

    We offer: 

    • Rapid prototyping & design engineering services

    • Low-volume production: 3D-printed parts, tools, patterns & molds

    • Reproduced obsolete parts with reverse engineering & 3D scanning as needed

    • To-scale architectural, sales & training models; cutaways showing internal components are optional

    • Promotional items including customized ornaments, awards & business card holders

    Just in time for the Holidays, we are introducing our new Thermoforming technology for your Prototyping & finished product needs.

    Then let us help you ring in the New Year!  We've expanded our Engineering Services to include:

    • Product design & integration

    • Standard equipment customization

    • Training & user manual development

    • On-site installation & training

    • Specialized tooling & part design/manufacture

    It's been a great year, and we have our wonderful customers to thank for it.

    Happy Holidays! 

    The RapidMade Team

      

    3D Printing, Manufacturing and Engineering

    RapidMade's services now include:


    Product Design and Engineering

    • Simple static part design to fully automated mechanical and electrical equipment
    • Design for prototyping and manufacture
    • In-house prototyping capabilities for faster iterations and overnight customer feedback
    • 2D and 3D drawings, tolerance and other manufacturing specifications, technology transfer and patent application documentation, equipment manuals, FDA and other compliance as well as other specialized engineering work

    Rapid Prototyping

    • 3D printing, quick-turn machining, traditional metal and plastic forming, short-run castings
    • Thermoset and thermoplastic manufacturing, hard and soft metals, composites available
    • Full-color concept models, functional prototypes, assembly and embedded electronics
    • Quotes generally in under 24 hours, parts in days

    Contract Manufacturing

    • Production quantities ranging from one to tens of thousands
    • A multitude of available manufacturing processes 
    • Expertise in selecting the right manufacturing process for you
    • Personalized attention to detail and top quality customer service
    • Tooling and part library for easy re-orders

    3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering

    • Extremely high accuracy 3D digitization of parts as a reproducible STL file
    • Available reverse engineering to create fully defined parametric files and 2D dimensioned drawings
    • Inspection of manufactured goods to identify deviation from the original design
    • Full-color scans also available

    Industrial Pattern and Toolmaking

    • Highly accurate tools in days, not months - at a lower cost
    • Patterns and tools available for all standard manufacturing processes: Injection molding, urethane casting, sand and investment casting, sheet metal stamping, plastic forming and much more
    • Additional finishing capabilities available

    Displays, Exhibits and Promotions

    • Full color 3D printing can be done as quickly as under 24 hours
    • Print directly from renderings in CAD or BIM modeling software
    • Great for architecture, store display and marketing customers
    • Very fine feature detail and beautiful aesthetic quality

    Finishing and Coating

    • A wide range of finish options including paint, powder coat, plating, media blast, tumbling and much more
    • Clear coat and dyed plastic available for cost effective finishing of prototypes and manufactured goods

    While the hype around 3D printing may be a bit overblown, there are genuine reasons for businesses to take notice.  Early adopters have had great success, and not just in rapid prototyping and reverse engineering.  Additive manufacturing now allows mass customization and provides these benefits:

    • Accelerate your speed-to-market
    • Meet the needs of more customers
    • Create novel products not possible until now.
    • Find unique production solutions for quantities as low as 1 - 1,000
    • Lower your costs - while being more environmentally responsible
    • Simplify - and localize - your supply chains
    • Create unique marketing tools
    • Capture increased market share

    Learn more.