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University of Louisville Rapid Prototyping Center

University of Louisville Rapid Prototyping Center

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The UofL Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC) offers prototyping, design and professional training services to manufacturers throughout Kentucky. The center maintains a broad range of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP) technologies and has an experienced professional staff to support your project


The RPC maintains a full suite of plastic and metal AM printing technologies. Experienced staff will take your design and create one or more physical models using the technology that best matches your requirement. Standard CNC machining and short run injection molding capabilities also are available



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Additive manufacturing technology allows production of geometries that cannot be realized with traditional manufacturing methods.  For structural parts this design freedom can translate into reduced weight with similar performance, ergonomic and organic shapes, and conversion of a multi-piece assembly into a single part.  The experienced design staff at the RPC can help you realize these advantages and create a design that is ready for production using plastic or metal AM technology.

Professional training

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Additive manufacturing offers many advantages in production of metal and plastic parts.  However, the skills required to design and to produce AM parts are different than those required for traditional manufacturing.  The RPC offers a number of hands-on training courses designed to increase understanding and skill in AM technologies. Check the RPC website for a current schedule.  Custom courses can be developed to meet your company’s needs.

Contact information:



Phone: 502-852-0714

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