Ethan Hunt | www.rapide-3d.com
What do you do?
We are a full house manufacturer of High Quality Affordable Desktop 3D Printers. We currently have a production capability of 1000 units per month across our 7 model range and increase this to 3000 per month across 10 models by the end of 2015.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry?
It is still in its infancy and we have an amazing opportunity to help shape the future of 3D Printing by producing products that defy the norm, create stunning and individual designs and offer a real alternative for desktop 3D Printing for the masses.
What impact will changes in your industry have on consumers? the world?
3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing will change the way we think and use products in the future. Presently these options are still a little limited but in time when we can print circuit boards into parts, print batteries into parts we will have a true alternative to mass production and people will have the ability to produce the next best thing right at their desktop. We are also working with food and more interestingly chocolate and have the only true FFF chocolate printer in the world that can print 450mm build heights.
What is your biggest goal right now?
I have a 5 year plan, to create a strong brand that produces quality 3D Printers for the masses at affordable prices. To develop the technology we are using and make it user friendly, simplified and unique. To stand out from the crowd and not be one of the crowd.
What kind of support or types of people do you need to accelerate your success?
We need like minded people who want to mold the future of 3D Printing. People with vision who see outside the box and expect the best.
What makes you or your work different from everybody else?
We do not use 3rd parties to produce we do it all ourselves. We use our own designs and have products that are outside the box literally as they are not the standard black box 3D Printers others are using.