3D Rap, a story about creativity, curiosity, innovation, and shared passion.
Because the truth is that every long lasting relationship relies on being passionate about the same things. And this is the core of this story.
Six guys: four engineering students, a designer, and a web developer. They all come from Campania, living close to each other, and they all share the same passion for design and the same enthusiastic ardor towards innovation. Their names are Domenico, Antonio, Beniamino, Davide, Giovanni and Adriano, and this could easily be one of those stories deep rooted in a childhood spent disassembling the same toys, but it is not. As it is often the case, the most meaningful encounters in life are not just experienced: they are chosen.
And so Antonio and Beniamino have chosen to work together for the same medical lab, where they deal with 3D design. Due to a series of lucky events, they meet Domenico, who runs a blog, 3DLab, and had just documented the process of building his first DIY 3D-printer. The first printed object: a little Tardis. They slowly start to get close to each other, exchanging short messages which, little by little, become a conversation. The exchange turns into a collaboration, and a business starts. 3DRap is born on May 27, 2016, and with it a common work path begins. Davide, Adriano, and Giovanni join along the way.
3DRap is much more than a 3D prototyping and engineering company; 3DRap is a team of brains working in tandem, exchanging ideas and sharing tasks, in the creative hive that is their lab.
3Drap, since its inception, has identified a sector that has proved immediately very compatible with the model of company that had been foreshadowed. Sim Racing.
Taking advantage of the decennial know-how of some of the founders, it was almost natural to understand what were the requests and failures of a market that, in 2017, generated a turnover of hundreds of billions of euro and promises a 10% growth ‘year.
Simracing is one of the many e-Sports that is becoming popular online. It consists of a real simulation of car racing and the simulators are advanced mathematical models of a simulated that tries to get as close as possible to reality.
Thanks to the reconfigurability of the production line, typical of 3D printers, our team has been able in a short time to develop over 50 peripherals, modifications and accessories that are now shipped to over 70 countries worldwide.
The continuous request and visibility in this sector, with sponsorship and live coverage on the youtube of competitions, has allowed us to become one of the reference companies for simdrivers all over the world.
Furthermore, thanks to the Città della Scienza incubator, we have started a collaboration with Megaride.
MegaRide is an academic spin-off of the University Federico II of Naples, awarded by Shark Bites, to the National Innovation Award, the title of innovative startup of the year. The core activity of the company involves the supply of software developed in order to predict and simulate the behavior of the tires, useful for evaluating their performance, allowing the customer to define the setup and the race strategies in view of the events such as , those of the MotoGP championship.
The goal will be to be able to transfer this know-how, acquired during the real races, in the virtual one giving a further boost to what will be the next developments of the sim racing sector.
Find out more: https://www.3drap.it/simracing/