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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.

What Makes Stainless Steel Stainless?

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

The Top 5 Passivation Techniques

  What Does Passivation Mean? Passivation 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...

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How To Control Weld Lines In Plastic Injected Molded Parts

How To Control Weld Lines In Plastic Injected Molded Parts

Plastic injection moulding is the industry's most common way to manufacture parts. This production method is particularly popular when manufacturing in large quantities. Weld lines are a common imperfection to be found in most plastic injected molded parts. They are...

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