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. Enjoy!

We’re Expanding! New Equipment and Software.

The recent rebranding of Star Prototype to Star Rapid is much more than a name change and a fresh coat of paint. Our rebranding also coincides with an expansion of our 60,000 square foot facility and a significant investment of more than US $2.5 million in...

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Why Did We Rebrand? An Interview With Gordon Styles

  We have just rebranded to Star Rapid, a change that coincides with the expansion of our facilities. Find out what Star's founder and president, Gordon Styles, has to say about why we changed our name to Star Rapid. Q: After ten+ years of successful business as...

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Important Announcement About Star

We are proud to announce that have changed our name from Star Prototype to Star Rapid. This change was prompted due to our ongoing transition from a company focused on rapid prototyping into a provider of all low-volume manufacturing services. Star Prototype was set...

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What Makes Stainless Steel Stainless?

Stainless steel is ubiquitous in the manufacturing of machine parts and some mold tools for plastic injection molding, and of course it’s found in a million-and-one common everyday items. Not all stainless steels are the same, and many people don’t realize what...

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The Top 5 Passivation Techniques

  What does passivation mean? It means to alter the chemical structure of a metal at or just below the surface, so that it’s more stable and doesn’t want to react with other elements in an undesirable way. There are several different manufacturing processes that...

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The Best Engineering Toys And Games for This Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, so what better time to look at the best STEM toys of 2016? These are great gift ideas for your young engineer, product developer or budding entrepreneurs and they are a great way to inspire children to engage with science,...

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