Company:Star Rapid

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Star Rapid
FormerlyStar Prototype
FounderGordon George Styles
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Star Rapid is a global rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturing company located in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China.[1][2][3][4] The company was founded in 2005 by Gordon George Styles, a British engineer and U.K. rapid prototyping veteran who now serves as president and CEO.[5][6][7] Star Rapid offers a range of advanced manufacturing services including plastic injection molding, CNC machining, metal 3D printing, pressure die casting, vacuum casting and a range of finishing services targeting the consumer, automotive, medical and aerospace industries.[5][6][7][8][9][10] The company has a 60,000 ft2 facility and more than 250 global employees.[2][6][7][11]

Throughout the company’s history, it has been involved in multiple high-profile projects, from providing parts to restore the historic Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse on Lake Ontario to components for the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition’s Mina v2 exoskeleton, which competed in the first ever Cybathlon.[3][12][13]

Star Rapid has sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.[14] The company has created parts for more than 400 American companies and was named a "Best Online 3D Printing Service" by ALL3DP. [15][16]


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