Rapid Prototyping Services
1 to 500+ Parts
We specialize in the production of high-quality, low-cost prototypes. With a range of technologies and services, we are the perfect one-stop-shop for all your rapid prototyping needs.
When you’re ready, we also provide low-volume manufacturing of 100,000+ parts. Continue reading to learn more about the rapid prototyping process or send your 3D design file to our international team of engineers for a free quote.
Show your customers and investors a physical model of your product
Demonstrate the appearance, dimensions and features of your product
Test the market with your product before production
Save time and money by identifying and reducing design flaws
Improve and streamline the production process
Create multiple versions with different colors, surface textures and finishing processes
CNC machining is ideal for making high-quality rapid prototypes from plastic or metal without investing in expensive tooling. Your parts will achieve tighter tolerances with better surface finishes than with other prototyping methods. We can also machine all the features needed for a fully functional part, including tapped and threaded holes and precisely flat surfaces.
We have over 30 CNC mills, lathes and EDM machines in-house for all your CNC needs. We also have a multilingual support team to ensure your product development journey is smooth and worry free. Learn more about our CNC machining service.
Polyurethane vacuum casting molds create up to 30 high-fidelity copies from your original master pattern. Parts can be molded in a variety of resins, including engineering grade plastics, and even overmolded in multiple materials.
We are experts in making production quality cast copies from master patterns. Not only will you benefit from our exceptional attention to detail, but we also provide a full suite of finishing services to bring your part up to showroom quality. Learn more about what our vacuum casting service can do for you.
SLA is one of the earliest 3D printing or additive manufacturing processes for plastic. Not only are these techniques fast, but they allow you to produce complex internal features impossible to make with traditional manufacturing. We use SLA to make master patterns for vacuum casting molds.
SLA is ideal for making small volumes of finished parts or prototypes. If you need larger quantities, try one of our low volume manufacturing services.
We are an internationally-recognized leader in offering specialized rapid prototyping and volume production solutions for a range of industries. No matter the volume or complexity, our team of manufacturing professionals is ready to support your product development goals.
What makes our rapid prototyping services unique?
Our rapid prototyping services are distinguished by the wide range of complementary services we offer. These include metal 3D printing, CNC machining, vacuum casting, plastic injection molding, finishing and expert design assistance. This extensive range of services allows our team to handle every part of the prototyping process for our clients. To ensure structural integrity and functionality, we implement comprehensive material verification and testing measures.
We also have a team of International Sales Executives who can discuss your project with you in your time zone. Plus, getting a quote with us is easy. We use a state-of-the-art AI quotation algorithm for fast and accurate quote generation, and we don’t require a minimum order volume or minimum dollar value for our rapid prototyping services.
What are our different surface finishes?
To help our clients get the ideal look and feel for their products, we offer a wide range of different surface finishes. Some of our most popular finishing services include anodizing, painting, color matching, pad printing, sanding and polishing, vapor polishing and blasting.
What are our quality standards for its rapid prototyping service?
Our comprehensive quality-control process includes several steps to ensure excellent finished prototypes for our clients. First, we subject all materials to a comprehensive inspection to verify their integrity. Next, we perform a series of in-process inspections and tests to verify safety and functionality. All projects are completed with Certificates of Compliance, and we offer detailed video files showing all production steps for clients who can’t visit our facilities in person.
Can Star Rapid provide design services, industrial design support, or product development support as an extension of its rapid prototyping services?
Yes — we now offer an expanded service to help our customers with additional design-for-manufacturing support. Previously, this service was reserved for approved orders only, but we’ve extended it to incoming RFQs that haven’t been accepted yet. We also offer light assembly services.
We have a team of skilled engineers ready to support you in your product development journey from prototyping to production.