Experience a faster, simpler and more affordable way to 3D print metal

The Rapidia system allows users to quickly and cost effectively print complex and strong metal parts in a truly office friendly package. The two step process means that most parts can be produced in under 24 hours, while Rapidia’s unique water-based technology unlocks a new world of opportunities for creating internal structures and intricate assemblies.

 

Print metal parts in only two steps

Step 1: Printer

 
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The Rapidia metal printer is as simple to use as a plastic filament printer. Two independent print heads are fed with Rapidia’s unique water-based metal, ceramic or support material paste. Water-based metal paste is the simplest and safest way of 3D printing metal. There are no metal powder hazards and no plastic solvents, which means no fumes, odours or need to dispose of waste polymer. Once printed, parts are ready to go straight to the sintering furnace, with no need for a lengthy debinding process. There are no limits on in-fill, and fully solid parts can be printed.

Step 2: Sinter

 
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The Rapidia sintering furnace is fully automated, safe and easy to install. Powered by a standard kitchen range plug and sized to fit through an office door, it is designed from the ground up to be truly office-friendly. The furnace software comes pre-loaded with sintering profiles for Rapidia’s wide range of materials; just select a material and press start. A retort made of thick refractory metal ensures thermal uniformity over the full temperature range, with a peak temperature of 1400 °C.

 

No debinding required

Once a part has been printed there is no need to debind before sintering. Parts printed with conventional three-stage processes need to be debound from the polymer binder. This step can take up to 50 hours, and requires boiling the part in a chemical solvent - a messy and dangerous process in an office. The Rapidia process eliminates this step by using a water-based binder that is safe to handle and evaporates during sintering, saving time and mess.

 

The capability to create the most complex parts

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Evaporative Supports

Rapidia is the only system that lets users print parts with complex internal structures, enabled by proprietary evaporative polymer supports. Reduce wasted metal by up to 90%.

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Hand Removable Supports

Metal supports are easily removable by hand, reducing post-processing time.

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Water-Bonding

Join unsintered parts together to make complex assemblies, simply by wetting both parts and pressing them together.

 

Print with the widest range of materials