About us

From idea to tangible model

SKM in HelmondSKM Rapid Modelling BV transforms innovative ideas into tangible models and small product series.

We have been manufacturing high-grade plastic 3D models and small product series since 1997, well before 3D modelling became a trend. Professional craftsmanship directed by your preferences: a concept model, a working model or the production of a small series using vacuum casting.

Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing

Trade fair and scale models, prototypes, 0 series, and small series: Rapid Prototyping, popularly better known as 3D printing, is an increasingly important link in the product and product engineering process. While 3D printing has made significant advances in recent years, we have been active for more than 25 years, namely since the technique’s inception. Rudolf van Kersbergen, one of the founders:

The three of us – my colleagues Joop Soetens, Jos Meulendijk, and I – were already working with 3D printers at Philips in the late 1980s. In 1997, we formed SKM – the letters refer to our surnames. Our management team might have experienced a few changes, but our services have remained the same. We are familiar with almost all accepted techniques and provide advice to an expanding group of clients about which technique can best be used for a certain product. You can leave finding solutions up to us.

Our techniques are particularly suited even for finished products! In that case, we refer to Additive Manufacturing. We have already manufactured a multitude of finished products over the many years of our company’s existence. Come and visit us on the Groot Schooten industrial estate in Helmond: we will gladly show you around!

Naturally, we actively work on safety within our company. In addition, we very much value doing business in an environmentally-friendly and responsible manner.

We refer you to the section What we do for more information about our techniques. The page Our industries lists a few projects that we have completed successfully and of which we are proud.

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