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.
Star Rapid is now an “Authorized Economic Operator”, a certification recognized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) as part of the international SAFE program, or Standards to Secure and Facilitate global trade. Star was actually approved for this program in 2021, but Covid restrictions delayed final certification. OK, that sounds
Want to know how to maximize production throughput and reduce costs when making high volumes of plastic injection molded parts? The answer lies with multi-cavity tooling, where it’s possible to produce up to hundreds of finished parts in a single injection cycle. In this Serious Engineering video, Gordon Styles shows
Want to know why anodizing is one of our favorite forms of surface treatment? In this video from Serious Engineering, Gordon Styles breaks down the many benefits of anodizing for aluminum, magnesium and titanium parts. Great looks, corrosion resistance, improved surface hardness – it’s all there and more. Check it
Product developers, do you know these five secrets to successful medical product design? In this video from Serious Engineering, Gordon Styles explains how to improve your medical designs to enhance performance, safety, comfort and more. And although he’s not a real doctor, he does play one on television. So be
Join us for a comprehensive overview of design for manufacturing, or DFM. It’s a term that’s often used but rarely explained, so today we’re going to explore the details and show why it’s so important for getting the most out of product development. What is Design for Manufacturing? Design for
The surface texture of a plastic part influences much more than how it looks and feels. Surfaces can affect mechanical performance, chemical interactions, electrical resistance or conductivity, friction, corrosion resistance, and many other factors. How are these textures created, and why is this important for your project development goals? Surface