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A Guide To Metal Finishing Types

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For thousands of years, humans have relied on goods manufactured from metal. Our everyday lives have been and still are shaped by metal. The way we eat, sleep, and even the way we breathe is enhanced by or enabled by…

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Rapid Axis Partners with NASA on Expedited Europa Clipper Project

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It was expedited sheet metal fabrication at it’s finest when Rapid Axis was asked by a NASA department head to assist in an emergency order of engine covers for NASA’s Europa Clipper propulsion units. Project lead time was of paramount…

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How to Design Machined Parts for Manufacturability

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A discussion of the manufacturing industry is never complete without mentioning Henry Ford and his assembly line. Henry Ford had once said, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it is black.”…

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How to Design Sheet Metal Parts for Manufacturability

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To a layperson, the features, components, and design considerations of manufactured goods are often insignificant. A technologically literate person will analyze a product, see its face value, and understand how and why it was manufactured. Just as the infamous industrial…

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3D Printed Medical Component

Suitable Materials for Medical Device Prototyping

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Rapid Axis has been serving the Medical Device component manufacturing industry for some time both in prototyping and short-run production. We felt it was time to put together a short-list of Bio-Compatible (USP Class VI) and EtO sterilizable materials for…

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Machined and Sheet Metal Part Cosmetics

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Machined and Sheet Metal Part Cosmetics If you’re looking for cosmetic appearance similar to that of an existing product, please email sales@rapidaxis.com and we’d be happy to make our recommendations. Most commonly used commercial products utilize simple finishing methods to…

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A Guide to Clear Prototype Part Options

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Dependent on your product you may occasionally have a need for clear parts. Rapid Axis has got you covered! We can build clear pieces in several prototype processes including Machining, SLA and Polyjet. CNC - Material options include Acrylic, Polycarbonate…

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How to Lower the Cost of Machined Parts

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Automation improves machining costs every year for even the most complex parts but there are still correlations between piece design and machine or programming run time which can affect your overall part prices. If you have a piece that us…

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Urethane Casting – What is it and when to use it?

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You have a project on your desk for a plastic enclosure and the product for which it's a part of is going to market. The thought of 3D Printing it comes to mind but the cosmetic requirements are strict. What's…

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