What Makes Stainless Steel Stainless?

Stainless steel is a fundamental part of the prototyping and manufacturing industry. It is vital for making machine parts and some tools for plastic injection molding, and of course it’s found in a million-and-one common everyday items. Yet, even with stainless steel... read more

How 3D Printing Can Preserve and Restore the Past

3D scanning in combination with 3D printing now makes it possible to create all sorts of physical objects. This technology has become so advanced that it helps to preserve or restore historic artifacts that no longer exist. Let’s take a closer look at how 3D... read more

Star Prototype Sponsor Robotic Race

The first ever Cybathlon Competition will take place in Switzerland this October, 2016. The international competition is for disabled athletes using exoskeletons and other wearable robotic devices. Teams from universities and corporations all over the world will come... read more

7 Methods for Finishing a Metal Surface

All metal prototyping and CNC machined components will leave behind a pattern of characteristic scratches on the workpiece. These are caused by the type of cutting tool, how sharp it is and the material it’s made from. In some cases these scratches can be ignored but... read more

The Black and White of Black and White

Is black actually a color? Is white a color? The answer to that depends on who you ask, and for what purpose. That question is also important for product designers and others interested in the aesthetic effects of color choice, and it’s now currently a hot topic... read more