Gordon Styles began his Rapid Prototyping career in 1993 at Styles Rapid Product Development Limited which grew to a nationwide technology
company with 80 employees and nearly $6 million in annual sales by 2000, when it was sold to the Japanese company ARRK.
Gordon then invested in Springer Rapid however due to low-cost competition emerging from China, Springer Rapid was closed in 2005.
Gordon Styles left the UK (15th July 2005) and moved to Dongguan city, located in China on the outskirts of Hong Kong, and founded Star Prototypes.
In 2017 it was renamed Star Rapid with now 250 global employees and a 55,000ft2 factory space.