3D Printing Services

Additive manufacturing for functional prototypes & production parts.

  • Competitive FDM, SLA, SLS services
  • Wide range of material and finishing options
  • Technical support, design guide and case studies

Save 30% budget in average

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Why 3D printing with RapidDirect

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Rapid & Cost-effective Quotation

By simply uploading your CAD files and specify requirements, our intelligent quoting engine gets you the quotation within 2 hours. With the abundant manufacturing resources, we are confident to provide the most cost-effective price for your project.

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Strong Capabilities & Flexible Options

RapidDirect has in-house 3D printing factory of 2,000㎡ based in Shenzhen, China. Our capabilities cover the major 3D printing services including FDM, Polyjet, SLS, and SLA. We provide a wide range of materials and post-processing options.

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Short Lead Time & High Quality

Lead-time is a critical factor in 3D printing projects. RapidDirect can help you cut down lead-time from 3 days. For every order, we provide SGS, RoHS material certifications, full dimensional inspection report on your request.

Our 3D Printing Capabilities

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FDM

FDM

Compatible with a broad range of materials and used for prototyping or end-use production, FDM extrudes melted filament through a nozzle, building the part layer by layer.

Maximum build size
Up to 500 x 500 x 500 mm (19.68” x 19.68” x 19.68”)

Lead time
From 3 business days

Dimensional accuracy
± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.15 mm (± 0.006″)

Layer height
100-300 μm

Infill 20-100%

SLA

Sterolithography (SLA) produces parts layer by layer, using light to crosslink monomers and oligomers to form rigid polymers photochemically. SLA is used to make marketing samples, packaging mock-ups, and non-functional conceptual samples.

Maximum build size
Up to 145 × 145 × 175 mm (5.7″ x 5.7″ x 6.8″)

Lead time
From 6 business days

Dimensional accuracy
± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.15 mm (± 0.006″)

Layer height
25-100 um

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Polyjet

PolyJet

Jets layers of liquid photopolymer onto build surface and cured to harden. PolyJet is also capable of multi-color and multi-material 3D printing.

Maximum build size
Up to 380 x 250 x 200 (19.46” x 9.84” x 7.87”)

Standard lead time
9 business days

Dimensional accuracy
± 0.1% with a lower limit of ± 0.1 mm (± 0.004″)

Layer height
32 μm

SLS

A 3D printing process that uses a computer-controlled laser to sinter a powdered material (such as Nylon or polyamide) layer by layer. The process produces accurate, high-quality parts that require minimal post-processing and supports.

Maximum build size
Up to 300 x 300 x 300 mm (11.8” x 11.8” x 11.8”)

Lead time
From 6 business days

Dimensional accuracy
± 0.3% with a lower limit of ± 0.3 mm (± 0.012”)

Layer thickness
100 μm

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3,000+

Companies served

parts produced

50+

Countries shipped

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200,000+

Parts produced

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24+

Years in business

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Available Materials For 3D Printing

PLA

It has high stiffness, good detailing, and affordable pricing. It is a biodegradable thermoplastic with good physical properties, tensile strength and ductility. It gives 0.2mm accuracy and a small stripe effect.


Technologies:
FDM, SLA, SLS
Properties:
Biodegradable, Food safe
Applications:
Concept models, DIY projects, functional models, manufacturing
Price:
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ABS

It is a commodity plastic with good mechanical and thermal properties. It is a common thermoplastic with excellent impact strength and less defined details.


Technologies:
FDM, SLA, PolyJetting
Properties:
Strong, light, high resolution, somewhat flexible
Applications:
Architectural models, concept models, DIY projects, manufacturing
Price:
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Nylon

It has good impact resistance, strength, and toughness. It is very hard and has good dimensional stability with maximum heat resistance temperature of 140-160 °C. It is a thermoplastic with excellent mechanical properties, high chemical and abrasion resistance along with fine powder finish.


Technologies:
FDM, SLS
Properties:
Strong, smooth surface (polished), somewhat flexible, chemically resistant
Applications:
Concept models, functional models, medical applications, tooling, visual arts
Price:
$$$
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Finishing Options

Painting

Painting the surface of a part improves its aesthetic appearance and can provide brand recognition to consumers. In addition, painting can have a protective effect on parts.

Material:
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel
Color:
Black, any RAL code or Pantone number.
Applications:
Household appliances, vehicle parts, aluminum extrusions
Textures:
Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured
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Polishing

Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface, either through physical rubbing of the part or by chemical interference. The process produces a surface with significant specular reflection, but in some materials is able to reduce diffuse reflection.

Materials :
Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel
Colors:
n/a
Texture:
Glossy
Types:
Mechanical polishing, chemical polishing
Applications :
Lenses, jewelry, sealing parts
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Powder Coating

Powder coating forms a durable, wear resistant and corrosion resistant layer on the surface of parts. Powder coating can be used to apply colors to parts and is compatible with any metal.

Materials:
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel
Colors:
Black, any RAL code or Pantone number.
Texture:
Gloss or semi-gloss
Applications:
Vehicle parts, household appliances, aluminum extrusions
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Bead Blasting

Bead blasting results in parts with a smooth surface with a matte texture. Used mainly for visual applications and can be followed by other surface treatments.

Materials:
ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel
Colors:
n/a
Texture:
Matte
Standards:
Sa1, Sa2, Sa2.5, Sa3
Applications:
Cosmetic parts
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3D printing standards

3D Printing is the best service if you want the best functional parts prototyping. At RapidDirect, we provide you with the best technologies in 3D printing such as FDM, SLA, SLS, Polyjet. For other technologies associated kindly contact us.

ProcessMin. wall thicknessLayer heightMax. build sizeTolerance
SLA1.0 mm50 – 100 μm250 * 250 * 250 mm± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.5 mm (± 0.020″)
SLS1.0 mm100 μm420 * 500 * 420 mm± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.15 mm (± 0.006″)
FDM1.0 mm100 – 300 μm500 * 500 * 500 mm± 0.3% with a lower limit of ± 0.3 mm (± 0.012″)

Our Quality Promises

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Full dimensional report
  • Material certification
  • First article inspection
  • Rework & refund policy
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