In-house 3D Printing: Invest or Outsource?

Back in June 2013 we wrote a series of articles on the past, present and future of 3D Printing. In the final one entitled 3D Printing – where’s it all heading?, we said: “…at the entry-level end of the market there is an unprecedented level of hype and hysteria about

Somos® WaterShed XC 11122 – Material

Profile of a material that is ideal for use in prototyping of biocompatible medical devices SLA prototyping is one of the most – if not the most – popular of all prototyping technologies and processes, because of its versatility and the range of materials that have been specifically developed for

Spoiled for 3D Printing Choice: Polyjet, SLA, SLS, FDM

The most recent addition to Prototype Projects portfolio of 3D printing capabilities is Polyjet 3D printing. Its main benefit is its ability to produce parts comprised of two or three different materials on the same machine, with varying degrees of rigidity including very close match to rubber characteristics. To quote

News Flash: Respiratory Drug Delivery Conference

Prototype Projects Exhibiting at Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD®)  April 17-21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona USA     Prototype Projects is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at Respiratory Drug Delivery 2016 in Phoenix. The 5-day conference is the leading event of its kind that centres around the systems, technologies

3D Printing Firsts in 2015

Over the last few years as 3D Printing has crossed the divide from niche business manufacturing and prototyping applications into the broader consumer domain, our articles have regularly featured news and comments on the topic. As we approach the end of 2015 we can report that 3D Printing has continued

Meet the team | Office

Having previously met the Rapid Prototyping Team and the CNC team, it’s time to pull back the covers and meet the office team. Read on to meet the team: Hannah Game, Sales Co-ordinator Gary Turner, General Manager Vikki Pringle, Accounts Administrator and Company Secretary Justin Pringle, Managing Director Rachel King, Office

Getting Hype into Perspective: The Gartner Hype Curve on 3D Printing 2015

In July of this year, Gartner published its annual “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies”. In the report, Gartner shows that 3D printing has expanded much faster than expected and so for the first time it has produced a version of the Hype Cycle just for 3D Printing. [The Gartner report

Meet the team | CNC

Our CNC team comprises of three. The team fulfil all CNC requirements. Read on as we introduce you to our small but highly skilled and efficient CNC team: Les Mott, CNC Manager Ian Reinemann, CNC Programmer / Operator Jason Fullwood, CNC Programmer / Operator Les Mott, CNC Manager The beginning Fresh

Meet the team | Rapid Prototyping

The rapid prototyping team at Prototype Projects comprises of seven. The team fulfil most rapid prototyping part requirements using our 3D Printing facilities. To give you an insight into the team, what they do and their background, we would like to introduce you to two of the team members: Roger

Colour Options for 3D Printing

When it comes to finishing of 3D printed parts for either prototypes or manufacture, a small number of coloured materials are available, but most colouring options require treatment at the finishing stage rather than the manufacture stage. These options include: Coloured materials Spray painting or by hand Dyeing Each colouring