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3D Rapid Print

3D Rapid Print


RG29LH Shinfield, Reading

3D Rapid Print specialises in the fast production of parts and prototypes in polymers. Using Polyjet, a powerful 3D printing technology which can produce exceptionally smooth, accurate and detailed models, or our latest FDM printers. Choose from a range of materials, properties and colours to best suit your product design.
Our service is underpinned with engineering experience in product design, manufacture, testing, FEA modelling, material ageing, experimental design and analysis, and product verification and validation.


Product news

  • Low Earth Orbit

    In July 2019, Made In Space of Mountain View, California received a $73.7 million contract from America’s National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) to demonstrate how their Archinaut One spacecraft could 3D print spacecraft parts while in low-Earth orbit.
    Once the Archinaut is in position, it will 3D print two beams that will reach 32ft (9.75m) out from each of its sides. As the beams being printed, they will simultaneously unfurl two arrays of solar panels that are attached to the beams; a robotic arm will subsequently secure the arrays to the beams. NASA proclaimed that the solar panel arrays would generate 5 times as much power as traditional solar panels would on a similar sized spacecraft.

    Made In Space has been working on the Archinaut project since 2016 and it still has not yet left the ground. Nonetheless, in August 2017 they 3D printed some structural beams in a thermal vacuum chamber at NASA’s Ames Research Centre in California’s Silicon Valley.
    In November 2014, Made In Space became the first company to 3D print an object in zero gravity. In August 2017, they were awarded a Guinness World Record for “Longest 3D printed non-assembled piece” for 3D printing a beam that measured 37.7m (123ft 8.25in) in length.
    3D printing is an amazing tool. It can grow your small business or start a mini revolution in an industry. Explore what it can do for you when you contact us today.

    Disclaimer: Featured image of “TDRS-E deployment from STS-43” is in the public domain in the United States because it was solely created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted."