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Machining and Sheet Metal; Still King in Aerospace & Defense Production

By Benjamin Carlson|

By Ben Carlson The aerospace industry has big plans for defense and space exploration and is continuing to promote long-term investment in the industry. Machining and sheet metal needs are still active in the sector, and Rapid Axis is at…

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Rapid Axis accelerates robotic automation with quick turn manufacturing solutions

By Benjamin Carlson|

Photo by Anton Mislawsky from Pexels By Ben Carlson 2019 hailed in another record year for industrial robots with growth remaining positive over the last 8 years, (2010-2018). In a report from the International Federation of Robotics[1], it shows a robust automation and…

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How to Design Machined Parts for Manufacturability

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A discussion of the manufacturing industry is never complete if Henry Ford and his assembly line are not mentioned. Henry Ford had once said, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it…

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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, and see it not only for its face value, but how and why it was manufactured. Just…

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Electric vehicle manufacturing charging ahead to dominate global markets

By Benjamin Carlson|

By Ben Carlson Cooperative product manufacturing in the electric vehicle space is set to dominate global markets in 2020, with an increase in production across all major producers. Rapid Axis is a prototyping specialty manufacturer in Redwood City, California and…

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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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