Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Rapid Electronic Solutions?
Rapid Electronics is a fast-growing, wholly Australian owned company with the enthusiasm and capability to turn your idea into a product that is shipping and making you money. We design AND manufacture our own products in the same location, which has clear advantages over the typical disconnected model of having one company design the product and another company manufacturing it overseas.
How does the product development process work with Rapid?
Each client and project is always a little different but typically the process is:
Should I get my product manufactured in China?
As a general rule, if your product is currently selling in volumes of greater than 10k per year, then yes it may make sense to manufacture in countries such as China, but if not then there may be a compelling business case to manufacture in Australia. Some of the advantages of manufacturing with Rapid are:
How does your manufacturing cost compete with Asian contract manufacturers?
Our piece price may be a little higher than what might be quoted from a foreign country, but the overall cost to you could be less than an imported product, when consideration is given to:
What CAD package do you use for your designs?
We use the latest version of Altium Designer (previously known as Protel)
Do I get to keep my design files and source code?
Yes. Unless an alternative agreement has been made, all design files and source code are supplied to the end client.
I'm a start-up with a tight budget and changing deadlines, what can you offer?
Rapid supports local industry and promotes Australian innovation. We work with many start ups and understand that you may not always have unlimited funding or a perfect business plan and processes. We can work and adapt with you along your journey and also connect you with the right people to help you along the way.
If you are a start-up with a great idea but still working on funding or even need some free advice, then please give us a call and we will do our best to get you moving.
I'm located interstate, could that be a problem?
No. More than half of Rapid's client are outside Melbourne and we find that makes very little difference.