Articles about: prototyping

What Tolerances Can You Expect When Manufacturing Prototypes And Low-Volume Production?

What Tolerances Can You Expect When Manufacturing Prototypes And Low-Volume Production?

When you supply your 2D and 3D drawings for a quotation on a new project, you must specify the dimensions for critical areas on your parts, as well as the tolerance that you require. Very tight tolerances are neither practical nor desirable in most instances, so let’s look at the tolerances that we specify at Star Rapid for most projects, why we do that and what it means for your parts.

Testing and Measurement for 3D Prototypes

Testing and Measurement for 3D Prototypes

  Read about how Star Rapid uses our advanced metrology equipment and techniques to verify raw materials and measure 3D prototypes in this recent article featured in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design. This publication is at the forefront in profiling the...
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...