One of the essential workhorses for product verification is our coordinate measuring machine. We use it every day to qualify rapid prototypes and production parts that have complex geometries with tight tolerances. Learn more about how this versatile machine is one more way we ensure every part we make meets and exceeds your expectations. What […]
As a product designer you know that your choice of a surface texture goes a long way towards determining how your product looks, feels and performs. However, you may not realize that there’s a specialized vocabulary used by manufacturers when they make and describe surface textures. If you become familiar with these terms and how […]
At Star Rapid, our QC inspection and measurement department is always upgrading to the latest equipment to provide you with the best quality assurance for peace of mind. Here’s how our new Zeiss Comet LED3 2 optical scanner works and how it ensures the accuracy of the parts we make for you. What Is An […]
Manufacturing high-quality parts requires using high-quality material. Find out how Star Rapid tests all incoming material before manufacturing.
Why Is Color Important? Successful products need to stand out in a crowded marketplace. One way to do this is with a great paint job or molded-in color. With modern paints and pigments, there are millions of colors to choose from. Colors attract attention, establish brand identity, differentiate your product, and help to create an […]
Getting the exact color you want on your next plastic injection molding project requires a practical understanding of how color is analyzed and prepared
There’s a plethora of reasons for why new products fail. But there are different steps you can take to minimize the risks when developing a new product.
Gordon Style provides some excellent advice about how to find the right low-volume manufacturer to suit your needs. What to look for on the factory floor, and what questions to ask about their quality control procedures, are essential to getting high quality parts on time. Take a look at the recent article in Design World […]
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 industry trends and business leaders driving innovation in this demanding field.
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 Bureau of Standards near Paris, France. It forms the basis for the standard unit of mass, […]