By Liz White, UT staffSan Diego, California-Rapid Product Development Group Inc. has opened a sales and coordination office in Portland, Oregon, which will be run by Jesse Lea, a long-time veteran of the rapid manufacturing industry, who has joined RPDG as Business Development Manager at the new office. "We are very excited about the opening of our Portland office. Jesse's industry experience and program management expertise will allow us to offer better service to our Northwest customers and our other customers nationwide," said Tony Moran, ceo of RPDG, in a company statement. RPDG is a manufacturing and product development firm serving a global clientele in the automotive, computer, consumer products, healthcare and industrial equipment industries. The group provides various turnkey solutions, which it describes as combining "development and manufacturing into one seamless process." These include: CAD services, rapid prototyping (CAD/CAM, SLA, SLS, FDM, RTV, sheetmetal, metals); tooling (rapid, bridge, export, production); and production. The company uses a range of urethane resins in its rapid prototyping process. "