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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.

Is Aluminum Tooling Dead?

Is Aluminum Tooling Dead?

As part of our ongoing mission to improve the quality of our rapid tooling service, the team at Star Rapid has moved away from using aluminum for plastic injection mold tools and we now use steel such as P20, NAK80, S136 and H13 instead.We did this because...

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CNC Milling in China

CNC Milling in China

At Star Rapid we make rapid prototypes, low-volume production parts and custom tools at our manufacturing facility in China. Many of these projects rely on the use of CNC milling.CNC milling is one of the foundations of modern machining. Star has invested...

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The 7 Pillars of Industry 4.0

The 7 Pillars of Industry 4.0

 Industry 4.0 represents the next generation of manufacturing for an inter-connected world. To empower it, several discrete technologies and processes are being brought together to form a new ecosystem that will respond independently and automatically to...

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Supporting All Projects Big and Small

Supporting All Projects Big and Small

 Scaling up from from prototyping to larger volumes seamlessly is a vital part of the product development process. To better support this process, Star Rapid has no minimum order quantity and no minimum order value requirements.At Star Rapid, we value...

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5 Reasons to Use CNC for Rapid Prototyping

5 Reasons to Use CNC for Rapid Prototyping

 CNC machining for rapid prototyping allows you to leverage the many advantages of computerized equipment to produce fast-turnaround prototypes, engineering models and high-quality end-use parts in the least possible time. Here are the top five reasons to...

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