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1 to 100,000+ custom parts

from 3 to 30 days

Star Prototype specializes in the rapid manufacturing of high quality prototypes and low volume production parts in plastics and metals. Gordon Styles, British engineer and veteran of the UK rapid prototyping industry, founded Star Prototype in 2005 in Zhongshan, China. Star Prototype has a truly international team of engineers and sales people; allowing you to enjoy a refreshingly professional and western level of service from first contact. We are here to help…

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1 to 500+ Parts in
Plastic & Metal

Using a range of techniques including CNC machining, 3D printing, vacuum casting (cast urethanes) of PU into silicone tools, Class-A painting, printing and detailing, Star Prototype offers an unrivaled western style rapid prototyping service from China.  No matter where you are in the world, just send us your 3D CAD data and in as little as 7 days you will have highly-finished custom parts in your hands. Learn More

plastic injection molding


50 to 100,000+ Parts in Plastic

If you need custom injection molded parts fast, then try our ‘One-Man-One-Mold’ service.  We do a quick-turnaround service on injection molds using a highly unconventional method of allowing one master-craftsman to design, build, fit, and trial an entire injection mold.  This is a highly personalized service that allows you, the designer, freedom to design in accordance with normal molded part rules, and still have parts made fast. Learn more

Pressure Die Casting


50 to 50,000+ Parts in Metal

Do you need pressure die-cast parts fast or in low volume? We manufacture real pressure die casting tools for casting aluminium, zinc, and magnesium parts. We also carry out many secondary operations such as CNC machining, powder coating, impregnation, passivation etc. Rigorous part inspection ensures that you receive awesome parts, fast and right the first time. Learn more

Personal Service

I live and work in China and spend most of my time in the STAR factory.  I give you my personal guarantee that you will receive the most professional and personal service from my engineers and sales people from receipt of your first email to the successful delivery of your parts. If you are not completely satisfied, or if you just want to ask some questions, you can contact me directly on my personal email address and I will get straight back to you.

Gordon Styles – CEO and owner of Star Prototype

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  • 3D Drawing (preferably in STEP or IGS format) ?
  • Quantity ?
  • Material ?
  • Colour ?
  • Surface Finish ?


The 3D drawing is required for two reasons: (1) To review the part geometry, and extract the part volume and surface area for quotation purposes; and (2) To review the design for potential manufacturing problems. Furthermore the 3D file will later be fed into our machines to drive the manufacturing process. You can read up more on computer aided designs here


We can help you to find the most economic process for your parts if we know the required or expected quantity.


Plastic or Metal? Steel or Aluminium? Please try to be as specific as possible. You can always ask for advice if you are not 100% sure what plastic or metal grade you need.


Do you require coloring or painting for your part? Please try to provide us with a Pantone or RAL color standards code.


Do you need your parts to be polished? Painted? Textured? Sandblasted? Anodised? There is a very broad choice of finishing services that we can offer. If you do not need any surface finish we will usually provide you with a "machined finish" - meaning that we do very little secondary processing. It will have the original machine cutter marks – some people love machined finishes.

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“I couldn’t believe how good the parts were when I opened the box! Thank you!”

-Nash, US