RapidFit, Inc. (part of the Materialise Group), a provider of additive manufactured (3D printed) fixture solutions for the automotive industry, announced today that it has completed the purchase of Advanced Machining Ltd. located in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. This location will now be the North American manufacturing center of RapidFit, Inc., allowing the company to provide its services more efficiently and expand its geographical footprint.
With a focus on automotive quality and inspection, RapidFit, Inc. will manufacture CMMs and attribute checking fixtures out of the Chesterfield Township location. By exploiting the benefits of additive manufacturing (3D printing), the revolutionary RapidFit+ service provides customized jigs, fixtures and quality control solutions. These patented systems are used to check the dimensional quality of car components and assemblies.
Bryan Crutchfield, President of RapidFit, Inc., said our goal is to become a major player in the
fixture industry by combining Advanced Machining’s capabilities and reputation for quality with our
innovative 3D printing expertise and proprietary RapidFit+ fixture solution. We also see this as an
opportunity to have a local manufacturing footprint in the center of the automotive industry and foster
new jobs in the future.