Star Prototype has again demonstrated the scope and quality of its service by delivering tooling and prototypes for Norwegian communication specialist, Zenitel.

The company, which has its headquarters in Oslo, manufactures specialised intercom communication systems for the integrated security and shipping markets and called in Star during the development of its new Stentofon and Vingtor Turbine compact IP and analogue substations.

In only 10 days Star developed the necessary tools and machined the prototypes using Aluminium, PMMA and PC – a process that involved the aqua blasting of some aluminium components and the natural anodising of others, plus the laser etching of the logo.

The main challenge though was the requirement for different finishes on the two products, both of which used the same PMMA cover. Both needed 50 percent translucency, but in different parts of the prototype and using different colours.

While the Stentofon prototype was able to be polished, painted and then silk screened, the Vingtor prototype required a different approach due to the fact it would have had an adverse effect on the yellow finish. As such, Star silk screened the yellow and then silk screened the 50 per cent translucent black text.

Simen Kjellberg, a product manager for Zenitel in Norway, said: “Having not worked with Star before I was extremely impressed by the level of service and the quality of prototype produced. They certainly live up to their promise of delivering Western quality, so much so that we’ve already placed additional work with them.”

Gordon Styles, managing director of Star, added: “This job is a great advert for what we do so well, highlighting as it does our ability to turn jobs around exceptionally quickly, and the fact we do so with the greatest attention to detail and our eyes firmly focussed on the quality of the prototypes produced.”

Star Prototype is based in the Guangdong Province of China and is owned and managed by British business, Gordon Styles, whose aim is to deliver Western quality at Chinese prices.

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