• Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing

    Experience and expertise. From design to delivery, Applied Rapid Technologies means 3D ASAP in the mid-Atlantic and beyond.

Hi-tech pros for high-quality rapid prototyping.

We bring a quarter century of experience and expertise in rapid prototyping and short-run production and other additive manufacturing technologies to deliver projects of varying complexities that continually exceed our customers' expectations.

World-renowned brands across multiple sectors - aerospace, consumer goods, medical devices, defense, sporting goods and more trust Applied Rapid Technologies as their go-to source for rapid prototyping in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Major Brands Trust ART for Rapid Prototyping

Case Studies

  • Aerospace

    GENERAL DYNAMICS

    Challenge

    Working with three-dimentional CAD models from General Dynamics, ART was tasked with creating 1:25 scale-models or NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). Our engineers almost immediately encounted a serious complication: when shrunk to scale, certain components - including wafer-thin solar panels became too small and fragile for fabrication.

    ART Solution

    Improving the original CAD model prior to fabrication enabled ART to create easily-assembled sections for the final desktop models. We consolidated parts and assemblies into 26 components - enlarging and thickening specific details to ensure stability and visibility. Our expert technicians and craftsmen completed 25 scale models.


    Results

    The models were such a resounding success that a second order for 25 units was placed shortly thereafter.


  • Electronics

    PRIVATE CUSTOMER

    Challenge

    An electronic housing with overmolded grips and integrated key pad. The design called for a hard urethane two-piece plastic housing with an overmolded rubber-like urethane for maximum shock absorption and superior grip. In addition, a complex, integrated keypad had to be incorporated into the overmolding. Required turn around time? Two weeks.

    ART Solution

    For this Maryland electronics developer, ART developed one round of stereolithography masters and silicone rubber tooling to create a small production run of urethane castings. Our years of specialized experience helped us manage the complicated process of integrating the keypad and creating streamlined, attractive and highly functional overmolding.


    Results

    In just ten days, ART created a limited production run of ten hand-held electronic housings, which functioned successfully in the field. A few months later, our satisfied customer returned for another ten sets of housings.


Aerospace

GENERAL DYNAMICS

Challenge

Working with three-dimentional CAD models from General Dynamics, ART was tasked with creating 1:25 scale-models or NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). Our engineers almost immediately encounted a serious complication: when shrunk to scale, certain components - including wafer-thin solar panels became too small and fragile for fabrication.

ART Solution

Improving the orignal CAD model prior to fabrication enabled ART to create easily-assembled sections for the final desktop models. We consolidated parts and assemblines into 26 components - enlarging and thickenng specific details to ensure stability and visibility. Our expert technicians and craftsmen completed 25 scale models.


Results

The models were such a resounding success that a second order for 25 units was placed shortly thereafter.

1
YEARS
50+
CUSTOMERS
1000+
PRODUCTS DELIVERED
1-3 Days
SL PATTERN TURNAROUND
7-10 Days
CAST URETHANE TURNAROUND
FROM DESIGN TO DELIVERY
ACCELERATE PRODUCTION CYCLES
ELIMINATE COSTLY TOOLING
TEST DRIVE YOUR DESIGN