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

  

A recent Forbes article described a PwC report that detailed 7 ways manufacturing firms confide 3D printing helps thembecome more competitive.  They argue:

  1. Increasingly (71.1%), responding companies use the the technology for prototypes and final parts.
  2. Over half believe its use will be expanded to include high-volume production within 5 years.
  3. Surprisingly, only a quarter predict Additive Manufacturing will disrupt their supply chains in the short term.
  4. Almost 53% feel 3D printing will gain a greater foothold in the parts/products after-market.
  5. A majority (64%) anticipate Additive Manufacturing will be used to reproduce obsolete components.
  6. Of those organizations that already use 3D printing, more than half believe their peers will adopt the technology within 5 years.
  7. Firms continue to believe that technology costs and qualified labor shortages will slow greater adoption of 3D printing use.

To learn more about how additive manufacturing can help your company, contact RapidMade.