RP Marketplace, an online platform for sourcing rapid prototyping services, has launched to the public as of April 7. The website connects professional 3D printing service providers to buyers seeking these services. Businesses are able to post their projects and receive bids, as well as fund and manage projects through an integrated escrow payment system. Project milestones can be funded and completed individually.
The website’s goal is to streamline the process of sourcing rapid prototyping services, especially for small- to medium-sized businesses. More than 25 suppliers have enrolled, ranging from mid-sized niche prototyping companies to larger engineering firms. While RP Marketplace is currently concentrating on 3D printing and design services, the company plans to expand into other rapid prototyping-related service markets, such as 3D scanning, rapid injection molding and rapid casting.
RP Marketplace LLC, visit rpmarketplace.com.