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AM Forward Initiative Drives the Adoption of 3D Printing

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From prototyping to industrial-strength parts and products, additive manufacturing (AM) offers an innovative solution for accelerating production timelines and keeping costs low amid rising inflation and supply shortages.   Now, a new government initiative, the AM Forward program, is helping drive widespread adoption of 3D printing technology – a feat that will benefit countless businesses across […]

Now Hiring: Finisher/Shop Technician

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Now Hiring: Production Shop Technician Please send resume and cover letter to info@rapidmade.com if interested! Job Description: Learn in-demand production skills and be a part of an advanced manufacturing team!  RapidMade, a 3D printing, traditional manufacturing and engineering services firm located in Tigard, has an opening for a Finisher/Shop Technician. The starting wage is $18 […]

3D Printing for Rapid Prototypes

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Rapid prototyping with 3D printing is a great way to get projects off of paper, and get your design ready and first to market. Increasingly convenient and efficient methods for producing the iterations of your product design are available. If you’re considering using rapid prototyping for your next design or project, there are a few […]

How to Use RapidMade’s 3D Printing Instant Quote Tool

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Instantly Order the Best Quality 3D Printed Parts in 6 EASY Steps!   1. Visit https://rapidmade.com/instant-quote – Click “SIGN IN” and “Create an account.” Enter your information to create an account. 2. Select the “Get Started!” button. 3. Drag and Drop your CAD file or click “BROWSE FILES” – for a full list of acceptable […]

What is Rapid Prototyping?

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Rapid prototyping is the use of 3D printing to quickly put together a part, model, or assembly. Rapid prototyping can be used in many fields and can significantly reduce the manufacturing process. There are differences between a high fidelity prototype, which is a design that closely matches the finished product; and a low fidelity prototype […]

HP Announces New 3D Printing Materials for 4200 Jet Fusion Series

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RapidMade’s HP Jet Fusion in action RapidMade is pleased to share that HP is expanding material options for its Jet Fusion 3D printer.  Recognizing that material selection, performance, quality and cost have been barriers to additive manufacturing adoption, HP has focused aggressively on product development and accessibility. Now, in addition to its 3D High Reusability PA 12, […]

3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping – What File Types Should I Use?

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CAD files have a myriad of formats and corresponding file extensions (example: filename.extension.) With all those formats out there, what is best for you to use? CAD files for 3D printing generally fall into two categories: parametric files (equation driven files that are fully defined – i.e. a circle is actually a circle) and mesh […]