Our industry projects
Partner with Rapido to develop cutting-edge products and technologies.
Why partner with us?
Whether you’re a start-up, a corporation or a not-for-profit we can help you access world-leading technology expertise to develop cutting-edge products and services.
We work closely with clients, taking industry ideas and concepts from research through to prototypes and then real-world solutions. This tailored approach ensures an effective collaboration with partners, providing expertise where needed and allows them to focus on their strengths.
Explore some of our projects below.
Transform the multi-franchise pool manufacturer into a united, cloud-optimised business with integrated IoT technology, data analytics and the potential for remote pool monitoring. Rapido developed an active interconnected cloud interface with added data analytics & a pool maintenance booking system to ease the maintenance process for customers and franchisees.
Assist rail operators to maintain the on-time running of trains by providing insights into commuter movements on/off trains and along the platform edge. Leveraging algorithms developed by researchers in the Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS), Rapido designed and built a hardware and software platform that tracks individuals in densely populated crowds using 3D sensing. A real-time dashboard was created to aggregate commuter movements with train information; providing platform staff with a single source of information to better manage train departures. Learn more about our award-winning Dwell Track project.
Disrupt the mining industry by 3D printing on-site gravity spiral separators (GSS). Rapido replaced traditional manufacturing of the separators with Industry 4.0 production through the development of a large-scale bespoke 3D printer. As part of the project, Rapido embedded IoT sensors to enable remote monitoring and automation of GSS. Increased design flexibility can reduce labour & time cost; improving health and decrease environmental impact during production. Learn more about our award-winning rotational 3D printing system.
Develop an efficient multidirectional, modular conveyor transfer station using omni-directional wheels to replace current larger, single-direction, industry-standard transfer stations. The Rapido team used omnidirectional wheels with minimal wheel-space to guarantee efficient and accurate manipulation. They also embedded light sensors to execute dynamic manipulation processes. The compact, modular design allowed for custom, situational conveyor builds.
FlexiFab 3D Printer
A UTS student-designed, open research platform 3D printer, which is capable of multiple additive manufacturing processes with modular construction and a tilting bed. The tilting bed strengthens construction by allowing better control of material grain structure. By reducing the need for printing supports, print time, costs and post-processing activities are all reduced.
Its continuing development and open-design encourages further research and application into additive manufacturing.
Drive innovation in the area of metal 3D printing in a way that is cost-effective, and friendly towards large-scale manufacturing. This revolutionary method replaces traditional metal manufacturing casting by 3D printing, using metal powder. Rapido used 'machine vision' and 3D scanning to automate the refining process of 3D printing – ultimately leading to the minimisation of post-processing work.
Learn more about the Speed3D Printer.
Disrupt the ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) industry by optimising a medical-grade 3D printed AFO for children with a physical disability. The 3D printed method has a vastly faster (48 hours) turnaround than traditional methods (4 weeks) – and is significantly less traumatic for children and families. Made from a bio-compatible, powder-based heat curing printing technology that optimises user comfort while remaining completely safe and plaster-free.
Learn more about AbilityMade.
One of a kind, this digital platform and community space improves the connectedness of Indigenous Australians. The team developed a mobile app that drives social connection between Indigenous communities and allows government and corporate organisations to disseminate appropriate information to hard-to-reach Indigenous communities in real-time. Within the app, Rapido Social engineered community-specific newsfeeds and gender-specific spaces for relevant cultural discussions, whilst ensuring the platform drives a strong connection between Indigenous land and peoples.