We set the benchmark in efficiency and quality

Rapid Shape® is a south Germany technology company in the field of generative rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing systems. Founded by Andreas Schultheiss – being as well shareholder of Schultheiss GmbH, well known specialist in heating and casting technologies – the company has a profound background.
Rapid Shape® brings a new and patented generative technology to the market that is setting a new benchmark in speed and accuracy in the field of 3D manufacturing. Research and development of the new technology and corresponding resins started already several years back. A well-founded innovation network with one of the world most important research institutes in generative production as well as multiple leading high tech and chemical companies have cooperated to come to this result.
Experience in the lost wax casting process as well as the strong mechanical engineering know-how of Schultheiss is incorporated into the new company. Georg Schultheiss – founder of Schultheiss GmbH – is acting as a passionate mentor. Today, Rapid Shape® has immediate access to the whole team of Schultheiss, acting as a strategic partner.


Team, Values & Location

An excellent working atmosphere is characterized by honest and respectful behavior, open communication, the acceptance of different opinions and freedom for creativity.

As experience has shown, our teamwork leads to innovation and success. It is important for us that all of our employees feel comfortable working here.

We develop and manufacture in Germany in the northern Black Forrest - a place where others enjoy their holidays - for our clients. We are located in the industrial district Egelsee of the city Heimsheim.
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  • Innovation

    Andreas Schultheiss, Founder & CEO

    „We increase manufacturing efficiency and - speed by offering reliable, innovative and top-quality machines.”

    Excellent people, innovative engineering, best material and technology partners as well as strong worldwide distributors are necessary to offer reliable systems to our valued customers. This is the way we think and position Rapid Shape in the demanding Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing industry. Then our products deserve the name “Made in Germany by Rapid Shape”.

  • Quality

    Andreas Geitner, CTO

    „We stand for highest quality – Made in Germany!“

    Workflow management is crucial for high quality. Our engineering and development department works hand in hand with production to put innovative and reliable systems on the market.

  • Internationality

    Franz Benzinger, Sales Manager

    “Close relationships with our global partners are essential.”

    Successful cooperation bases on three columns: trust, respect and open dialogs. Making business in a global market with all its cultural diversity is a big task. Our team gives its best to master the challenge.

  • Opportunity

    Michael Weierich, Marketing & Communication Student

    „I am surprised about the interesting tasks at Rapid Shape. You realize definitely that every single person at Rapid Shape is taken seriously.”

    We give students the opportunity to get in touch with an industrial company. At Rapid Shape they can earn working experience and expand their personal strengths. We offer flexible working hours and diversified tasks in an international environment.

  • Progress

    Andrea Kern, Laboratory Manager

    “We are working every day on raising the technological claim.”

    Rapid Shape® has started research and development for its innovative systems and materials already years back. Permanently we continue the improvement of our products as new findings allow better machine features and optimized characteristics of materials.

Get in touch with us


Römerstrasse 21
71296 Heimsheim


+49 (0) 70 33 / 309 878 0
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Monday till Friday
8:00 a.m. – 16:00 p.m.

International partners

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