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Ken Brace | Company Profile

COMPANY: Rapid Prototyping Services
EXECUTIVE: Ken Brace, Owner
FOUNDED: 2004
LOCATION: Satellite Beach, FL
WEBSITE: www.rapidps.com

 


RPS is a 3D printing service that makes parts using large industrial 3D printers. Starting in 2004 with only one used, $20,000 3D printer, the company now has around $1.5 million worth of printers on the floor running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. RPS makes 1pc to 700pc using state-of-the-art equipment. The company recently added the largest 3D printer manufactured, allowing it to make a part as large as 36x24x36 inches in one piece. To make room for this new machine, the company donated two older machines to the non-profit organization Limbitless Solutions (limbitless-solutions.org), which is dedicated to providing children with 3D–printed bionic limbs at affordable costs. With its headquarters only five miles south of Cape Canaveral, the company is looking forward to servicing the growing commercial space market in 2018 and beyond.

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