About RapidDirect

At RapidDirect, our dedicated team of creative, strategic, and engineering experts is ready to take on your mission-critical projects in the most efficient ways. From prototyping to productions, we’re leading the rapid prototyping revolution.

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Our Story

In the traditional manufacturing, it has always been challenging to find an appropriate manufacturing solutions for their parts. Whether it’s sending out RFQs for several days, only to get a less optimal pricing and lead time, or the inefficient communication of dispersed suppliers, leading to time-consuming negotiations, or the untraceable production processes marked by uncertainty in pricing and long lead times… Making a terrible manufacturing experience for product designers and engineers.

RapidDirect was established to solve the different pain points in the industry. Founded in 2009 in Shenzhen, China, we continuously expand our envelope in the rapid prototyping world by providing the best quality rapid prototyping and manufacturing services, including CNC machining, injection molding, sheet metal prototyping, and 3D printing. As a rapid manufacturer and prototyping company, we make it easier for our clients, from startups to large organizations, to access quality parts on demand.

Sprout in the culture of innovation, RapidDirect always keep discovering innovative technologies for manufacturing revolution. In 2019, by implementing advanced algorithms and big-data technology, RapidDirect launched in-house online quoting platform, which enables customers to request and manage all quotations in one place. In 2020, RapidDirect upgrades the platform by adding Design for Manufacturing analysis that automatically detects manufacturability issues for your design part. In 2021, RapidDirect releases major update of online instant quoting, which further shorten the quoting period from 24 hours to less than a minute.

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Our experience in numbers

companies served

3000+

Companies served

parts produced

200,000+

Unique parts produced

countries shipped

50+

Countries shipped

years in business

10+

Years in business

What Makes Rapid Direct

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Price and efficiency

Unlike other online platforms who outsource your projects, RapidDirect has its own manufacturing plants in Shenzhen. This enables up to 30% additional price reduction and a more reliable lead-time.

affordable price

Engineering support

More than making parts, we provide value. From early-stage material selection, custom prototyping design advice, to money-saving tips and technical suggestions based on experience for end-use production, we provide professional engineering support on a part-by-part and assembly-by-assembly basis.

order management

Quality assurance

Quality comes first at RapidDirect. As an ISO 9001:2015 certificated company, we provide SGS, RoHS, material certifications, and full dimensional report for our customers. A First Artical Inspection Program is also available on your request.

Milestone

Mar 2009
Established the first self-owned factory in Shenzhen.
Mar 2014
The company relocated to Jinyuda Industrial Park. Expanded facilities with over 300 machines.
Oct 2016
Passed ISO 90001:2015 Certification. Established manufacturing network in Dongguan, Chang’an, Tangxia, and Xiamen.
Aug 2019
Launched RapidDirect online manufacturing platform, help customers to request, manage quotes and orders in one place.
May 2020
Updates Design for Manufacturing analysis on platform. Automatically assess manufacturability for parts design.
Apr 2021
Publish online instant quotation that shortens quoting period from 24 hours to less than a minute.

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