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Star Rapid’s blog aims to share our hard earned knowledge on manufacturing and product development. We hope these articles help you to optimize your product design and better understand the world of rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, 3D printing and low-volume manufacturing.

Overmolding for Vacuum Casting Prototypes

Overmolding for Vacuum Casting Prototypes

Polyurethane vacuum casting is a great way to make quick-turnaround rapid prototypes. Solid master patterns are used to cast soft silicone rubber molds, and these molds yield up to twenty copies of the original with excellent surface finishes and only a...

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5 Reasons to Use CNC for Rapid Prototyping

5 Reasons to Use CNC for Rapid Prototyping

CNC machining for rapid prototyping allows you to leverage the many advantages of computerized equipment to produce fast-turnaround prototypes, engineering models and high-quality end-use parts in the least possible time. Here are the top five reasons to...

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Star Rapid Is Embracing Industry 4.0

Star Rapid Is Embracing Industry 4.0

Star Rapid is fully committed to implementing Industry 4.0 practices to create a lean and intelligent manufacturing solution for our customers.Industry 4.0 refers to a system of connected digital technologies. The core principle is that the entire...

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5 Design Inspirations for Medical Wearables

5 Design Inspirations for Medical Wearables

Medical wearables combine a lot of small but advanced technologies into little packages that collect health data, offer warnings and even administer treatment.But for these products to be successful – to be readily adopted by users and made part of their...

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What Makes a Great Paint Job

What Makes a Great Paint Job

Most people think of paint in a very general sense, meaning any colored liquid film that we put on the surface of something to decorate and protect it. While basically true, that definition doesn’t do justice to the sophisticated chemistry underlying...

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