R&D Technologies to celebrate 3-D printing center opening

R&D TECHNOLOGIES will hold the grand opening of its additive manufacturing center in North Kingstown on Oct. 20. Above, from left, Justin and Andrew Coutu, president and CEO of the company, respectively, show off some of the objects produced in the company's 3-D printing-service bureau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
R&D TECHNOLOGIES will hold the grand opening of its additive manufacturing center in North Kingstown on Oct. 20. Above, from left, Justin and Andrew Coutu, president and CEO of the company, respectively, show off some of the objects produced in the company's 3-D printing-service bureau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

NORTH KINGSTOWN – R&D Technologies will celebrate the grand opening of its additive manufacturing center on Oct. 20 with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce.

Launched in 2000 as a SolidWorks reseller, R&D Technologies has since shifted gears to become a reseller of Stratasys Ltd. 3-D printers as well as the only 3-D printing-service factory in New England.

Jason Coutu, son of founder Andrew Coutu, came on board the company in 2008 to develop the 3-D printing side of the business. Today, Jason Coutu serves as president of R&D Technologies, which provides professional 3-D printing consulting throughout New England and full-service 3-D printing for clients across the U.S.

The company’s in-house 3-D printing services include polyjet, fused-deposition modeling and solidscape technology, allowing R&D Technologies to print and produce durable, stable and versatile objects. Some of the products R&D Technologies has printed for its clients include conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and end-use parts of various designs.

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R&D Technologies has been recognized twice as one of PBN’s Fastest-Growing Companies in Rhode Island.

The open house will take place Friday, Oct. 20 at 60 Romano Vineyard Way in North Kingstown. Facility tours with 3-D demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., with the ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit www.rnd-tech.com.

Galen Auer is a PBN contributing writer. Email galen.auer@gmail.com or follow on Twitter at @PBNAuer