Star Announces AEO Certification

AEO certification

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 all well and good, but […]

All about multi-cavity injection molding for high volumes

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 you how it’s done.

Improving Looks And Performance With Anodizing

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 out and don’t forget to […]

The Five Secrets of Designing for Medical Products

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 sure to tune in to […]

The Ultimate Guide To Design for Manufacturing

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 manufacturing (DFM), also known as […]

Surface Textures For Plastic Injection Molding

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 textures are imparted to the […]