For over 25 years, rpm – rapid product manufacturing GmbH (rpm) has provided functional prototypes and small series production for plastic parts in series 1 to 10,000. rpm customers include key automotive manufacturers and tier supplies including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and their supplier ecosystem as well as industry leaders from the Industrial Goods, Consumer Goods, Mobility and Medical Industries. In 2018, rpm invested in the Carbon technology and has become a leading production partner for DLS in Europe to expanding the applications of the technology. For this, rpm offers the full spectrum of materials including IMDS and medically validated plastics. rpm is also the technology leader for the NylonMold™ and LostCore production processes which enable unique, fast and cost-optimized production for PA6 parts. rpm’s expertise includes 12 in-house technologies, consulting competence, reverse engineering and lattice development.
rpm is a partner you can rely on to recommend exactly the right technology solution based on technical specifications, material requirements, cost or lead time. rpm is divided into 3 production centers, each of which represent one third of the total project volume.
Our additive manufacturing unit includes:
SLS – Selective Laser Synthesis with a focus on series production, large parts that require joining and specialty materials.
Carbon DLS – Digital Light Synthesis where we were one of the first in Europe and provide technical solutions in all available engineering materials.
DLP – Digital Light Projection with both the Elastic ToughRubber™ (ETR 90) from Adaptive 3D and PhotoCentric with the BASF Daylight Resin portfolio.
Our casting business unit includes:
NylonMold™ + Lost Core – Polyamide 6 Casting for performance parts in PA6, PA6 GF or PA6 CF15 in soft tooling including lost core process for complex hollow parts
PU Moulding – Polyurethane Casting of predominately technical parts requiring finishing and often with montage.
RIM – Reaction Injection Moulding for large format parts in plastic moulds.
Our injection molding unit includes:
Injection Moulding in aluminum or steel moulds for part volumes 200 to 10,000 including design optimization and project management.
In Selective Laser Sintering we print the following materials here in-house:
• PA12 GF
• PA12 AL
• TPU 75A White
• TPU 75A Black
• TPU 92A White
• Ultrasint® PP 1400 Nature
• Ultrasint® PP 1400 Black
• Ultrasint® PA6 MF
• Ultrasint® PA6 FR
• Ultrasint® PA6
• Ultrasint® PA11 ESD
• Ultrasint® PA11 CF
• Ultrasint® PA11
• Ultrasint® TPU 88A
• Ultracur3D® EPD 1086
• Ultracur3D® EPD 2006
• Ultracur3D® EPD 4006
In Digital Laser Synthesis we print the following materials here in-house:
• EPU 40
• EPU 41
• EPU 43
• EPU 45
• EPX 82
• EPX 86 FR
• FPU 50
• RPU 70
• RPU 130
• IND 405
• MPU 100
• SIL 30
The primary industries where we work are Automotive, Mobility, Industrial Goods and Consumer Goods.