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The Top 7 CNC Manufacturing Techniques

We like talking about the wonders of 3D printing in metal and plastics, and no doubt we will continue to do so. But along with touting the benefits of additive manufacturing and how it applies to some rapid prototyping projects, we don’t want to lose sight of...

AddSub: The ideal 3D metal printing solution

There’s been a lot of talk zooming around lately about the wonders of additive manufacturing and 3D metal printing, but along with that a lot of misunderstandings about the benefits of this technology for product designers, tooling engineers and prototype...

Top 7 methods for making 3D rapid prototypes

As 3D printing in metal and plastic becomes more mainstream there is an increasingly complicated alphabet soup of acronyms which describe the various processes. The differences between SLS, SLA, MJM and DLP can be daunting even to seasoned veterans, so we’d like...

STAR plays host to Shenzhen accelerator HAX

For the third year in a row, Star Prototype played host to a group of young entrepreneurs and visionaries who were part of the “accelerator” program of HAX of Shenzhen, China. (www.hax.co) This year was the best yet, demonstrating STAR’s commitment...

STAR talks about scale, manufacturing and measurement

  All images Copyright © 2012 Cary and Michael Huang (http://htwins.net) We will assume that if you’re reading this then you fit the general profile of a creative, intelligent person of good taste and breeding. You’re also interested in engineering,...

Our 6 Top Picks for Movies with Machine Tools

We all know how much Hollywood loves to glamorize some lives over others. How many movies can you think of that tell us all about the fast-paced, exciting and sexy world of Wall Street bankers, slick big-city lawyers, Washington politicians and, of course, cops. Take...

The top 7 ways of forming plastics

Derived from both Latin and Greek (plasticus and plastikos), the modern usage of the term “plastic” is said to have been coined in 1907 by Leo Baekeland, the creator of bakelite. He really should have copyrighted the use of that word, so ubiquitous has it...

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