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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.

Everything You Need to Know About CNC Turning Centers

Everything You Need to Know About CNC Turning Centers

Modern CNC machine turning centers have come a long way from their forebear, the humble lathe. With the advent of computer controls and multiple directions of travel, these amazing workhorses can do turning and milling operations on one fast and accurate...

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8 Innovations To Make Your Home Smarter

8 Innovations To Make Your Home Smarter

 Smart homes consist of wireless connected devices and technologies that leverage the power of cloud computing and the Internet of Things to intelligently monitor and control a myriad of daily functions. Smart homes promise to be more efficient,...

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Overmolding for Vacuum Casting Prototypes

Overmolding for Vacuum Casting Prototypes

Polyurethane vacuum casting is a great way to make quick-turnaround rapid prototypes. Solid master patterns are used to cast soft silicone rubber molds, and these molds yield up to twenty copies of the original with excellent surface finishes and only a...

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What Makes a Great Paint Job

What Makes a Great Paint Job

Most people think of paint in a very general sense, meaning any colored liquid film that we put on the surface of something to decorate and protect it. While basically true, that definition doesn’t do justice to the sophisticated chemistry underlying...

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