Rapids 3D Printing for the Visually Impaired

Charting a Course: Rapids 3D Printing for the Visually Impaired   3D printing has come a long way since the 1980’s when it first made an appearance. In the 21st century, advancements for this 3D rendering technique have enabled us to create anything from metal mechanical parts to plastic prototyping tools –quicker and more efficiently…

Natural Light in the Workplace

Natural Light in the Workplace   The open office has become a popular trend among companies looking to increase the effectiveness of their meetings, while fostering a workspace that gets the most done. Many offices across the country have searched for ways to get out of the ‘cubicle’ scene of individual company work and into…

What Social Distancing Looks Like in 2021

What Social Distancing Looks Like in 2021 With a new set of rules on how to traverse stores and other public areas, the wayfinding on how we get about was set to change in 2020.   By definition, Wayfinding is the process of planning and following a route. This generally means the use of well…

How To Stand Out With Custom Car Graphics

Vinyl Graphics   Thousands of people drive the exact same car as you… make yours unique with custom vinyl graphics!   The concept of applying graphics on automobiles is by no means a new one. It all started early as the 1920’s when PF Hershey decided to place their brand on the sides of their…

3D Printing: Annealing a New Metal

We have just sintered a new metal at Rapids Reproductions! The A2 Tool Steel was not only sintered but annealed as well. Annealing is a heat treatment process that alters the micro structure of a material to change its electrical properties. Typically annealing is used to reduce hardness, increase ductility, and help eliminate internal stresses.…

Economics of 3D Printing

White Paper: The Economics of 3D Printing 3D printing is advancing into the realm of production, both in terms of work-holding to assist in machining operations and custom end-use parts. While the value of a printer may not seem apparent at first, executing the calculations will tell a different story. In production and manufacturing, productivity…

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Share the Holiday Magic with Custom Puzzles

Share the Holiday Magic with Custom Puzzles We all love to live the dream. And few announcements bring a joyful moment to rich, colorful life than custom photo puzzles. From proposals to pregnancy reveals to engagement announcements to kids’ birthdays to family vacations, personalized photo puzzles are unique gifts that are a fun, sentimental way…