Articles about: product design

The Next Big Thing In 3D Printing

The Next Big Thing In 3D Printing

2017 will see the advent of the new HP Fusion Jet 3D 4200 printer, a major step change in bringing plastic 3D printing into the realm of mainstream volume production. This is the conclusion of Gordon Styles, founder of Star Rapid, who recently shared his thoughts with...
Weights, Measures And The Story Of The Kilogram

Weights, Measures And The Story Of The Kilogram

Star Rapid talks about the foundations of metrology and the special case of measuring how heavy something is.   This lovely platinum/iridium cylinder is a kilogram. In fact, it’s the kilogram, as kept under very controlled conditions at the International...
The Top 5 Passivation Techniques

The Top 5 Passivation Techniques

  What does passivation mean? It 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 that...