10/3/2019

Rapidia Installs First 3D Metal Printer

Rapidia Inc. has announced the start of commercial shipments and the installation of its first system at Hatch Accelerator, a start-up incubator which is part of the University of British Columbia.

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Rapidia Tech at Hatch Accelerator UBC

Professor Robert Rohling, director of the Hatch Accelerator at UBC, in front of the newly installed system.

Rapidia Inc., the Canadian company that developed the worlds first debinding free bound metal 3D printer, has announced the start of commercial shipments and the installation of its first system. The company’s first customer is Hatch Accelerator, a start-up incubator which is part of the University of British Columbia (UBC). The Rapidia system will serve several start-ups located at the Hatch Accelerator. Several more installations are planned over the next few months.

The Rapidia system is said to use water-based metal paste, eliminating the solvent-based debinding step. Eliminating debinding allows printing 100% solid thick section without infill patterns, for maximum strength. It has several support modes enabling complex internal structures. It is said to have a fast turn-around time, going from a CAD file to a finished metal part in about 24 hours. According to the company, it has an extremely low cost per part.

The system was first announced at the 2019 Rapid+TCT show. See the system at the 2019 CMTS show in Toronto, September 30-October 3 at booth 1937.

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