Star Prototype becomes Star Rapid with company rebrand and expansion

July 5, 2017

Star Prototype has announced that it will change its name to Star Rapid as part of a company-wide rebranding. According to the company, the new name reflects the increasing combination of traditional manufacturing technologies with new technologies such as Additive Manufacturing to create new development solutions, and better represents the company’s commitment to manufacturing high-quality products.

Star Rapid’s rebrand coincides with an expansion of the company’s 60,000 ft2 of facilities and a significant investment of US $2.5 million into cutting-edge equipment, including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining centres, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) machines, and high-tech inspection and testing equipment.

With the addition of metal AM and high-precision 5-axis CNC machining to its facilities, Star Rapid stated that it hopes to provide even more comprehensive solutions for next-generation parts and prototypes, volume production and finishing services. By adding a range of metal and plastic testing equipment, including spectrometers, and a number of employees dedicated to this area, Star Rapid will now be able to ensure the conformance of raw materials and finished products as part of its quality assurance programme.

“Star Rapid represents the next-generation of manufacturing where precision meets passion,” stated Gordon Styles, Star Rapid Founder and President. “The initial founding more than a decade ago, and the recent rebrand to Star Rapid, were partly inspired by principles found within the world of Star Trek. As a company, we embrace high technology to enhance the expertise and experience of our staff and we strive to operate as a meritocracy. We know that with the right tools and a dedicated team, we can challenge the status quo.”

Over the next five years, Star Rapid reportedly plans to expand by an additional 30% and to continue its promise to stay rapid in everything it does, from the initial inquiry to the final product.

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