Working With RapidTech


RapidTech is  our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, in support of research, education and industry outreach.

Located over more than 5,000 square feet in the Engineering Tower, RapidTech provides equipment and expertise in a variety of advanced manufacturing technologies, with a strong emphasis on additive manufacturing techniques.

RapidTech owns and operates high-end equipment for nearly every additive manufacturing process, from Material Extrusion, to Vat Polymerization, Binder Jetting, Material Jetting and Powder Bed Fusion (metals and polymers). Laser cutters, 3-D scanners and subtractive equipment are also available. RapidTech offers a variety of educational and training modules to students and industrial clients, and provides state-of­-the-art multimaterial, multiscale processes to support research and development at all levels.

Whether you are researcher in need of advanced fabrication technologies, an engineer with a design and manufacturing challenge or any member of the community trying to manufacture at the edge of what’s possible, RapidTech is here to help you. Please contact our experienced staff to see what Advanced Manufacturing can do for you.

Our experienced technical staff will review your manufacturing needs and operate the equipment to guarantee that your product be fabricated with the highest degree of precision. If you are a PhD student interested in research in advanced manufacturing, we offer equipment specific training, after which you will be allowed to operate our machines independently, for faster and more economical use.


Contact RapidTech


We are open during regular business hours for walk-ins and reservations.  Our Director, Ben Dolan, and Associate Director, Veronica Swanson, are here to answer any questions you may have. Given the complexity of most equipment located at RapidTech and the scheduling challenges related to long additive manufacturing jobs, no online scheduling is offered at this time. Please contact Ben or Veronica to inquire about using our infrastructure.

Mon-Fri: 8am-12pm & 1-5pm
e-mail: idmi@uci.edu
Phone: (949) 824-4105


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Visit RapidTech


We are located on the 4th floor of Engineering Tower in Suite 444.
Be aware that this is a lab space and as such, closed toed shoes and long pants are a requirement.

RapidTech
444 Engineering Tower
Irvine, CA  92697