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

    It is now easy to make your own custom solder-free circuit boards through 3D printing. An independent creator on DIY website Instructables has 3D printed its own personally designed circuit board. The circuit board was created in CAD, printed, and its trace channels lined with conductive material. Once built, this circuit board does not require solder to establish working electrical connections, an easier and cleaner way of building your own circuit boards. This is perfect for hobbyists but also indicative of the many custom applications 3D printing can have in technology development. Read the article for more details on how to build your own custom circuit board.

    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