Monday, January 26, 2015

Let 3DRAPIDPrint help with your Metals, SLS, SLA Projects and More!

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About 3D Printing
3D Printing is your ideal choice for hard plastic or cast-friendly wax parts in a wide variety of applications ranging from realistic concept models to final part manufacturing. 3D printed parts are precise and ultra detailed enabling you to create your designs with confidence.
3D printed parts enables you to eliminate expensive tooling and drastically reduces the time and cost of your product development or production.
At, we use state-of-the-art high definition, 3D Printers from 3D Systems, a global leader in three dimensional office and desktop solutions. Choose from a selection of materials and processes and get beautiful, ready-to-use, quality parts today.
3D Rapid Print Instant Quote
You're the expert on your part; we're the experts on manufacturing it. Now, you can tap into decades of know how, utilize state-of-the-art 3D printing, and outsource your part manufacturing at the click of a mouse. This new service combines our instant online quoting engine and a comprehensive roster of 3D printing and advanced manufacturing technology. The result? You get a quote and your custom 3D printed parts at breakneck speed and an economic price.
It doesn't matter if you're a one person operation or a worldwide conglomerate, this service puts full project management, rapid prototyping, concept modeling and end-use manufacturing within easy reach. Like that, you have all the accuracy, materials, finish options and machinery of an advanced 3D printing center at your disposal.
All you have to do is upload your fi le in our online quote engine, and in minutes you'll have a quote for your low or high volume manufactured parts.
  • Fast, online quotes, so you have your parts when you need them.
  • Latest SLA, SLS and cast urethane technology for whatever your project requires
  • Full project management that helps you make informed decisions
  • High-end finishing and materials options to your exact specifications
  • The best resolution and accuracy, so your parts come out as designed
  • Ultimate scalability for manufacturing runs of 1 or 1,000 parts
How to make a Account
To register online click the "GET AN ACCOUNT" button. If you are already registered simply login with your existing information.
To register fill out your name, address and e-mail details. Select a password and then submit. All of these fields are required in case we need to contact you. Once you submit you can login immediately. Select return to login and put in your e-mail address and password, then select submit.
You are now ready to upload your 3D data for an instance quote. The list at the right hand side shows you compatible file formats.
Chooses "SELECT FILES" and scroll to your STL or other CAD file, select and upload your files. Once your files are uploaded click "PROCEED"
Here you can check the units of measurement and insure the models dimensions are accurate. Then choose the 3D printing process that most closely matches your needs. Then choose "CREATE QUOTE". Your instant quote will display on the screen.
You can interactively change the material choice and finish. You can print or e-mail the quote, change quantity required and see how it effects your quote.
If your ready to finalize your order, simply select "BUY NOW". Verify your shipping and billing details and then select your method of payment, purchase order or credit card. Then complete you shipping choices and any special instructions.
Agree to the "Terms and Conditions" and your order is complete.
It's this easy to access 3D printed parts and no obligation quotes.
We now offer 3D metal printing as part of our printing services. Available in stainless steel (17-4) and cobalt chrome. This is not available for quoting in our online tool, please email your files to for pricing.
RAPID PROTOTYPING offers the following rapid prototyping and 3D printing processes: Stereolithography (SLA), Manufactured Plastic Prototypes (MPP), PolyJet, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Cast Urethane, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Sheet Metal, Die Casting and Prototype Metal Casting.
Not Sure Which Technology to Use? Download our Process Comparison Chart. If you are not sure which rapid prototyping process is best suited for your project, pick up the phone and give us a call at 866 936-2756, or send a quick email to Our team of professionals are well versed in the strengths and weaknesses of each rapid prototyping process, and will help you make the best choice based on your unique situation and budget constraints.
Process Comparison Chart
Download our Process Comparison Chart. If you are not sure which rapid prototyping process is best suited for your project.
3D Rapid Print Overview book
Download our 3D Rapid Print Overview book to have all the information that you need at your finger tips.
3D Printing Vs. Rapid Prototyping
The Competitive Advantages Of 3D Printing
An ideal compliment to CAD, 3D printing offers a fast, low-cost alternative to traditional rapid prototyping for building concept and working models. Designed for workstation and network access much like a standard laser printer, 3D printing is growing in usage along with the unprecedented growth of CAD solid modeling.
Cost Is a Big Difference
Both rapid prototyping (RP) and 3D printing technologies build models layer by layer from STL data. The cost difference per part between 3D printing and rapid prototyping systems can be significant. Including material, machine depreciation, system maintenance and labor, a part built using rapid prototyping technology can cost nearly twice as much compared to 3D printing.
More expensive rapid prototyping systems are often centrally located with a dedicated staff functioning much like an in-house service bureau. 3D printers are smaller, more affordable and suitable for installation near an end user providing convenience and ease of use that eliminates "departmental delay."
In-house Beats Outsourced
Enlisting a service provider to build prototype parts requires exchanging confidential STL data. Turnaround time depends on the quality and complexity of the STL file and can require additional CAD work.
While there are many variables in comparing service provider costs with internal 3D printing costs, i.e., part complexity, size and tolerances, etc., a company sending one relatively simple part per week to an outside service provider could, by comparison, pay for a 3D printer in a matter of months - and maintain control and confidentiality internally.