Rapid Part Development


Randy Gautreaux
Product Manager
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Ben Drury
Product Specialist
978-624 3511
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Rapid Part Development (RPD) is the ability to rapidly design and deploy production ready parts using 3D printing technology. RPD expedites part development by 86% at 1/10th the cost of standard part development cycles, providing production ready parts in 4-6 weeks.​​​​​​​ RPD uses additive-manufactured molds in the place of standard steel molds. The molds work exactly like standard steel molds, using the same manufacturing processes and equipment. Additive manufactured molds are typically ready for use in 2 weeks and allow for complex part features, with details as fine as .074mm, perfect for many applications. Using standard materials, parts can be used immediately, either for qualification test or straight into production for already qualified designs. When higher volume, serial production parts are needed, parts built using steel molds to the same design and material parameters would simply require FAI style validation, without the need for costly and time-consuming re-qualification. Proven examples include Tie Down Strips, Bonded Bushings, Rectangular Clamps, and Lightening Hole Bushings.

Features & Benefits:

  • Create functional parts for use or testing

  • Design parts for proof of concept

  • Meet tight design deadlines with rapid turnaround within 4 – 6 weeks

  • Low risk for new designs, cost of production run lower than conventional steel molds

  • In house testing equipment for Safety of Flight validation

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Commercial Aerospace

Innovative solutions with a wide array of connectors, wire management clamps & custom assemblies that meet commercial aerospace requirements.

Military Rotorcraft / Helicopters

Sophisticated interconnect systems to deliver greater power and speed to meet the requirements of modern and future flight applications.


Unmanned vehicles, from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), are poised to conquer domains across land, air, and sea sooner rather than later. Amphenol connectors have the versatility to meet the requirements of unmanned applications operating in any space.