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.
Vapor polishing is a finishing service commonly used to achieve high levels of transparency in plastic, like when plastic is used to make a lightweight optical quality lens. In situations like these, vapor polishing is one of the best and fastest ways to achieve...
With thousands of plastics on the market, it can be a daunting task to decide which type is the best for your next rapid prototyping or low-volume manufacturing project. When choosing which plastic to use, there are going to be trade-offs between cost,...
On Thursday July 6th, a group of 7 recent graduates from the Zhongshan Polytechnic University came to visit Star Rapid to understand more about manufacturing in a high-tech environment.
3D printing continues to evolve as one potential solution for making rapid prototype plastic injection mold tooling. There are some limitations to this process and its application and Gordon Styles explain them during an interview with Digital Engineering Magazine.
Last week our founder and president Gordon Styles was a guest on Leslie Langnau’s MakePartsFast podcast. In the interview he discussed designing for plastic injection molding as well as 3D printed conformal cooling cores.
Since July of 2015, Chloe Kow has been the manager of Star Rapid’s DMLM 3D metal printing service. As one of the few women in a senior engineering position for this emergent technology, she is the perfect candidate to speak about the need to encourage more young women to get involved early in STEM careers.
Star Rapid has a growing list of advanced equipment for improving efficiency, shortening lead times and lowering costs. The Gühring GSS 2000 induction shrink fit system is the perfect accompaniment to our multi-axis CNC machining services, making tool changes more...
For prototypes and low-volume production, one of the ways to ensure quick turnaround on your parts is by keeping designs simple and not over-engineering them