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Rapid Axis Has Parts In Space

By Lance Leatham|

It’s not every day we get the chance to work with brilliant students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When MIT STAR Labs recently approached us with a world-changing project that fights climate change and launches satellites into space, we…

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Environmental Sustainability

By Lance Leatham|

Carbon footprint and environmental sustainability are more than just buzz words around our shop. We devote our organization towards a healthier environment. It isn’t a tricky decision. We’re a team full of avid campers, hikers, sport fishers, and overall, we’re passionate…

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Client Case Study – Electric Vehicle

By Lance Leatham|

Client Major electric vehicle manufacturer providing delivery and consumer end vehicles.  Objective Rapid manufacturing of electronics enclosures for 3 electric vehicles. Timeframe Required project delivery within 3 weeks.  Job Scope The client hired us to find a solution and to…

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A Guide To Metal Finishing Types

By admin-ra|

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

By admin-ra|

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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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

By admin-ra|

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

By admin-ra|

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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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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