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For over 35 years Prototype Projects has helped its clients to get the most out of rapid prototyping. The Hertfordshire-based company offers an integrated design-to production service that includes 3D printing, CNC machining, vacuum casting, finishing, and additive manufacturing of production parts. “We are a prototype service bureau,” says managing director Justin Pringle. “We are… Read More

Speed is crucial in product design. That's why we say '3D Made. Simple.' We offer rapid prototyping and 3D printing solutions and a range of finishing levels and dispatch options. Choose our 3D Printing express service for next day dispatch (this includes SLS parts, subject to part complexity). Our friendly team is always happy to… Read More

make it simple

I headed out to the US to the CES 2018 show in early January to see the latest technological developments from manufacturers round the world. Having read reviews of the Las Vegas show (the biggest of its kind in the world) over the last few years, I expected a great array of innovation. For the… Read More

Presented at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, the Sgnl smart watch allows users to receive calls through their finger. The smart watch wristband uses Body Conduction Unit (BCU) technology. When paired with the user's smartphone via Bluetooth, vibrations are sent down the user's wrist. The vibrations are then converted into amplified sound enabling… Read More

Rapid prototyping using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is very popular among design engineers working in many sectors including medical, architectural, consumer products, automotive, aerospace - and many others. Typically, SLS technology is sometimes perceived as involving longer lead times than other 3D printing technologies, such as SLA, PolyJet or FDM. But this is not the… Read More

SLS for rapid prototyping

Here's a little video to wish all of our customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all at Prototype Projects. We close at 5.00pm on Friday 22 December 2017. We'll be back at 9.00am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. You can still request a quote via our website… Read More

In this quick round up here are a few articles to sum up the world of 3D Printing at the moment, we’ve scanned the pages of 3ders.org, a useful website that provides interesting news about 3D printing technology and products. Gartner Predicts 2018: 25% of surgeons will practice on 3D printed models prior to surgery by 2021… Read More

In this quick round up here are a few articles to sum up the world of 3D Printing at the moment, we’ve scanned the pages of 3ders.org, a useful website that provides interesting news about 3D printing technology and products. Dutch non-profit develops waterproof 3D printed VR headset to let disabled 'swim' with dolphins A Netherlands-based startup… Read More

November 17th 2017, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK Prototype Projects has announced a major new investment in four state-of-the-art ProJet SLA 3D printing machines. The new ProJet SLA machines have been purchased from 3D Systems to replace Prototype Projects’ suite of Viper SLA machines, which for many years have formed the backbone of the company’s SLA 3D… Read More

New SLA 3D printing machines

In this quick round up here are a few articles to sum up the world of 3D Printing at the moment, we’ve scanned the pages of 3ders.org, a useful website that provides interesting news about 3D printing technology and products. 3D printed vertebrae helping Nottingham spinal surgeons practice 'very delicate' procedures Researchers at Nottingham Trent University are… Read More

3D printed vertebrae