New state-of-the-art SLA 3D printing machines add further capacity

New SLA 3D printing machines

Press Release: Prototype Projects announces major new investment in 3D printing technology at Royston HQ

New state-of-the-art machines add further capacity and cut lead times

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 Printing operation.

Prototype Projects has a strong and consistent track record of investment in its technologies stretching back over 30 years, as part of the firm’s ongoing drive to increase capacity, shorten lead times and offer new services to its customers.

The new Projet SLA machines will be housed in the dedicated 3D Printing Suite at Prototype Projects, which was opened in July 2016 by local MP Sir Oliver Heald to provide specialist SLA, SLS, FDM and PolyJet technologies.

Justin Pringle, Managing Director of Prototype Projects commented:

“It’s always been our strategy to invest in the latest technologies. It’s important because as prototyping specialists our customers expect us to expand our service range and deliver a consistently high level of quality.

“At the same time so we can provide increased capacity and shortened lead times for our customers.

“Our previous capital investments have included the dedicated 3D Printing suite last year, new CNC machines and increased laser sintering inventory prior to that.”

The latest new 3D printing machines are three ProJet 6000’s and a ProJet 7000, all of which are capable of delivering SLA parts with higher precision, accuracy and quality than previous generations.

SLA 3D Printing machines


Justin Pringle continues:

“The ProJet generation of SLA machines represents a significant step up in our SLA prototyping capabilities. This technology is an attractive choice for engineering and product design professionals in Cambridge and beyond with even the most stringent and exacting of requirements.”

Design engineers wishing to know more are encouraged to speak to Prototype Projects on 01763 249760, visit the website or arrange a visit to view the 3D Printing suite.


About Prototype Projects

Prototype Projects is an expert prototyping and model making bureau that provides rapid prototyping, model making, 3D Printing, vacuum casting and CNC services. The company has a dedicated 3D Printing suite offering four 3D Printing technologies, including a dedicated SLA facility for medical device prototyping.

As well as its core prototyping and model making services, Prototype Projects offers laser cutting, dyeing and spray painting, smoothing, blasting and finishing to a range of specifications as well as supplementary product design and consultancy services.

The company’s wide range of prototyping services processes are used by product and technology design consultancies as well as by product designers and engineering design teams of manufacturers across the automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, medical and consumer product sectors throughout the UK and Europe.

With over 35 years of service excellence behind it, Prototype Projects aims to help its clients build and maintain a strong competitive edge in product and engineering design.

Underpinning its commitment to service excellence is an ongoing process of investment in quality systems, prototyping technologies and training.


Prototype Projects: Justin Pringle
Tel: 01763 249760