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

FDM 3D Printing

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%

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

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

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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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.

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Technologies: FDM, SLA, SLS

Properties: Biodegradable, Food safe

Applications: Concept models, DIY projects, functional models, manufacturing

Price: $

3d printing raw material - PLA

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.

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Technologies: FDM, Binder Jetting, SLA, PolyJetting

Properties: Strong, light, high resolution, somewhat flexible

Applications: Architectural models, concept models, DIY projects, manufacturing

Price: $$

3d printing raw material - abs

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.

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Technologies: FDM, SLS

Properties: Strong, smooth surface (polished), somewhat flexible, chemically resistant

Applications: Concept models, functional models, medical applications, tooling, visual Arts

Price: $$$

3d printing material - nylon

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Applications

Rapid Tooling
Rapid Prototype Tooling

3D printing is used to fabricate the prototype tooling rapidly, often a significant expense for tooling with a limited number of uses.

Rapid Prototyping
Rapid Prototyping

3D printed parts quickly translate concepts and CAD designs into functional or representative real-world products.

Direct Manufacturing
Direct Manufacturing

3D printing is also applied to production orders, reducing the cycle time between request and finished part.

Instant Quote & Order

Only 4 simple steps to complete your project. Follow the instruction and give it a try!

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