We Are Rapid Shape.
Our brand stands for highest quality – made in Germany for a global market.
As a company from the south of Germany, we decided to make our own 3D-printers nearly 10 years ago. At that time, virtue was made of necessity because the offers on the market were simply not satisfactory to our parent company Schultheiss GmbH, whose field of activity is heating and casting technology for processing precious metals. So, if nothing fits, then something suitable needs to be made. That’s how our first printers came to life. Today, we employ over 175 people at seven locations in over five countries around the world.
Not only to meet our customers’ expectations, but to exceed them, that has always been our claim. We are constantly developing our products, as well as ourselves, to provide the best solutions for our customers. Thus, our product portfolio has grown enormously since our founding in 2011.
3D printing is supposed to save time – not cost you time. This is exactly where our patented solutions come in. For instance, have our printers Automatic Separation units, which take off the work of separating the printed parts from the build platform. Then the printer starts the next print job independently. Additionally, the Automatic Refill unit ensures that there is always a sufficiently high level of print material in the reservoir so that manual refilling is no longer necessary. All these innovations have led to the reduction of idle time and cleaning time for good.
Before each 3D-printer leaves our manufacturing facility, it undergoes several rigorous quality checks. One of the most important step in this is printing. Validated print jobs are printed on each printer and then checked for dimensional accuracy. This ensures that the printers meet our high-quality standards and can be sent on their way to our valued customers.
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Market launch of the RS Inline, a 3D printing system capable to produce up to 4,000 models per day and line
Launch of our + series in combination with the innovative Wash and Cure lab solutions
Introduction of automated 3D printed part handling systems. Expansion of the material portfolio for industrial applications
Market launch of the second generation of dental 3D printers at the IDS 2017 & partnership with Straumann
Market launch of the central production printer platform & automation modules
International market launch of the first generation of dental 3D printers at the IDS 2015
Test 3D printer prototype for dental applications in BENELUX with approx. 20 main customers
Start in the hearing aid market
Foundation of Rapid Shape GmbH with the first product for the jewelry industry