Rapid Acquired By Proto Labs

We're joining forces with Proto Labs to provide you with an expanded set of manufacturing capabilities.

With the acquisition from Proto Labs, we are now able to provide you access to even more manufacturing options than ever before. It’s a very exciting time!

“Quick-turn prototyping and low-volume manufacturing has always been at the core of Rapid Manufacturing, and it’s this foundation that makes us such a natural fit with Proto Labs’ digital model of accelerated manufacturing,” said Jay Jacobs, Founder of Rapid Manufacturing. “I’m excited about the opportunities our combined manufacturing services will provide, and equally excited for our customers who will now have a single source for a variety of quick-turn manufacturing services, including sheet metal, wire cable, CNC machining, injection molding and 3D printing.”

Expanded Capabilities

Merging our services, we are now the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts with automated 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication and injection molding processes. With over 2,000 combined employees, we are fully committed to you, our customer, by continually optimizing and seeking ways to improve our digital manufacturing methods.

New Look

Now that we are merging, you will soon start to see a new look from Rapid, including our logo. You’ll see the Proto Labs name being used in our marketing communications and website. We’ll do our best to keep you informed of any additional changes for a seamless transition.


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