News & Articles

Merry Christmas from Prototype Projects! We 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 midday on Christmas Eve. We’ll be back at 9.00am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Ready to start your next project? You can still request… Read More

A few words from Justin Pringle on Formnext 2018 I recently attended Formnext 2018, probably the world’s largest trade show for the 3D Printing industry, and what a trade show it was. Held at the Frankfurt Messe, it was as grand as you would expect. The annual event is organised by the same team that… Read More

LaserProFusion at Formnext 2018

A prosthetic ballet leg, allowing amputees to perform ballet like never before, has been created by Jae-Hyun An, a Pratt Institute graduate. The Marie-T: prosthetic ballet leg for amputees Branded as Marie-T (named after 19th-century Swedish ballet dancer Marie Taglioni), the artificial limb is designed to enhance the performance of amputee ballet dancers, rather than… Read More

PROTOTYPE PROJECTS PRESS RELEASE  November 2018, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK Investment boosts capacity for fast SLS Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing Royston-based prototyping experts Prototype Projects has added further to its portfolio of 3D printing, rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing capabilities, with new investment in a Formiga P110 Velocis Laser Sinter System from EOS Gmbh. The… Read More

SLS Formiga P110 Velocis machine

The creation of some advertising marketing models, using modern and traditional methods, brought together up-to-date 3D design with cutting edge 3D printing technologies and long-established model-making skills. This 3-way collaboration, between Cambridge Design Technology, Prototype Projects and Mimesis Models, enabled the production of three ‘traditional Britain’ scenes in large scale glass milk bottles. About Mimesis… Read More

Prototype Projects are the UK’s first print-to-product provider which delivers repeatable results for finishing and dyeing. Our Managing Director, Justin Pringle, talked to the DyeMansion team at the TCT Show 2018 about this exciting new service. Justin explained the superiority of their surface finishing and dyeing of parts thanks to the new print-to-product system. The… Read More

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We recently introduced you to Gary Turner, our General/Technical Manager – read more about the man who started his work-life with Prototype Projects as a boy here. In this spotlight we find out about Ian Reinemann, our new CNC Manager, who is proof that apprenticeships are worth their weight in gold. We first introduced Ian… Read More

CNC Manager, Ian Reinemann

Initial lack of confidence in self-driving cars Understandably, there has been an initial lack of confidence in self-drive cars. A Tesla owner was killed after the car’s self-driving autopilot mode failed to recognise an oncoming vehicle in 2016. In March 2018, a woman was killed by a self-driving Uber taxi in Arizona. But is Jaguar… Read More

self-driving car from Jaguar Land Rover

Tillett and Hague Technology Tillett and Hague Technology is a Bedfordshire-based company that provides computer vision guidance and control technology to the agricultural industry, among others. In essence, the company designs and manufactures complete control systems for machinery manufacturers in a bid to improve the precision of agricultural crop protection operations. The company was established… Read More

Drones in the news In the United States, a three-year effort has begun to determine whether it would be safe to deliver medical supplies using drones. In December 2018, new rules for owning and flying drones in India come into effect. An assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro using explosives strapped to drones was… Read More

drone transportation