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Rapid Sheet Metal: 100,000 Unique Part Numbers Shipped

Rapid Sheet Metal, a division of RAPID, manufactured 100,000 unique part numbers.

Nashua, NH, July 30, 2016 --( Rapid Sheet Metal, the world’s largest prototype sheet metal manufacturer, has recently hit a milestone of 100,000 unique part numbers manufactured. As a custom sheet metal part manufacturer, Rapid Sheet Metal focuses on Mechanical Engineers who need prototype volumes, typically quantity one. The ability to produce so many unique parts is a testament to the company’s streamlined manufacturing process and focus on the prototype sheet metal market.

Rapid Sheet Metal was founded in 2001 by James Jacobs. The mission was to get sheet metal parts from manufacturers into the hands of customers in days. Quotes are turned around in less than twenty-four hours, or instantly with the free SOLIDWORKS plug-in eRAPID. The rapid quoting process combined with the shop’s desire to fabricate quantity one has built RAPID a reputation of delivering quality prototype parts in a days, not weeks.

James Jacobs states, “When I started RAPID in 2001 we did something out of the industry norm: we focused strictly on prototypes. This laser focus on our core value ‘Prototypes First’ requires the team to work efficiently and get 100’s of parts out the door every day. Shipping less than 500 parts the first year, it is amazing to see how we have grown to ship our 100,000 part number in less than 15 years. A big thank you to all of our customers who have made this possible!”

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About RAPID:
RAPID employs over 325 people focused on quick-turn PROTOTYPE sheet metal & machined parts. Rapid Sheet Metal offers a free add-in, eRAPID, for SOLIDWORKS that allows users to cost and order sheet metal parts within CAD, instantly. eRAPID also provides design for manufacturability feedback as users design sheet metal parts. Rapid Machining quotes machined & turned parts within 24 hours. RAPID ships all parts in days, not weeks. Other services include wire harnesses, cable assemblies and box builds.
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