Rapid Tool Plates

Purpose designed to address your PCB needs

Since 1994 Rapid Tool has provided quality design, engineering and manufacturing services to the SMT Industry. We are the number one source for dedicated tooling solutions to our customers worldwide.


Rapid tool solutions

Dedicated tooling is purpose designed to ensure the very best, most repeatable print quality for a specific PCB or substrate.

Quick turnaround
We utilize the latest automation design tools allowing us to achieve industry leading turnaround times
Setup reduction
Over time as setup changes are reduced, machine/line down time will be reduced as well
Increase yield
Eliminate set up variations, minimize costly rework and improve first yield pass

Over 10,000 custom support plates

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, rapid turn time and exceptional customer service.


Why Rapid Tool

Leading Experts

Our designers and applications engineers are among the most experienced in the industry. Each of Rapid Tool's Sr. Designers has over 25 years experience designing print tooling for both contract manufacturers and OEMs.

Streamlined process

We have streamlined the design process of vacuum fixture and H-Towers, enabling the industry’s fastest delivery.

Industry knowledge

Rapid Tool’s fixtures are designed with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the SMT print process including the differences between printing equipment. We apply this thoughtfully to each unique PCB or product in order to ensure the most stable print process.


Using dedicated fixtures is more cost effective than “universal” tooling and saves you money. Especially on dual pass PCBs.

OEM partnerships

We work directly with screen print OEMs to guarantee compatibility with your equipment.

Partnerships include: ITWEAE, MPM, Yamaha, Panasonic, Fuji, ASM/DEK, EKRA and more

Customer feedback

We work proactively with our customers to optimize designs resulting in cost savings and end of line yield improvements.


Over 50 years combined tooling experiences

Our experience allows us to understand and solve your most challenging PCB print issues.


Fab Process
Printer Support

Importing Gerber data whenever possible, our tools are designed to the exact data from which the boards are fabbed. This enables precise vacuum placement and reduction of vacuum bleed to the top side of the PWB.

Using the CAD layout of the PWB allows us to design maximum board support into clearance pockets for bottom side components. Cost is maintained through the use of a true CAD/CAM design and manufacturing system.

Rapid Tool uses only cast aluminum jigplates to reduce fixture warpage due to machining processes. We typically hold flatness to +/-0.002 across the entire tool.


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Let us offer you a Rapid Solution

We welcome the challenge to solve your unique print issues.