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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.

Is Aluminum Tooling Dead?

Is Aluminum Tooling Dead?

As part of our ongoing mission to improve the quality of our rapid tooling service, the team at Star Rapid has moved away from using aluminum for plastic injection mold tools and now we offer only steel such as P20, NAK80, S136 and H13 instead.We did this...

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Supporting All Projects Big and Small

Supporting All Projects Big and Small

 Scaling up from from prototyping to larger volumes seamlessly is a vital part of the product development process. To better support this process, Star Rapid has no minimum order quantity and no minimum order value requirements.At Star Rapid, we value...

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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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Everything You Need to Know About CNC Milling

Everything You Need to Know About CNC Milling

Countless products today, from smartphones to supersonic jets, are made possible because of the reliability and versatility of CNC milling. It's an ideal method for rapid prototyping, as well as volume manufacturing in plastic and metal. Let's take a...

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Everything You Need to Know About CNC Turning Centers

Everything You Need to Know About CNC Turning Centers

Modern CNC machine turning centers have come a long way from their forebear, the humble lathe. With the advent of computer controls and multiple directions of travel, these amazing workhorses can do turning and milling operations on one fast and accurate...

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