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During 2018 we introduced you to Gary Turner, Hannah Game, Ian Reinemann and Andrew Hayward, we now turn the spotlight onto Justin Pringle, owner and managing director of Prototype Projects. Volvo Apprentice of the Year After leaving school Justin secured a car mechanic apprenticeship with Volvo, achieving the ‘Volvo Apprentice of the Year’ in 1989… Read more

Justin Pringle, managing director of Prototype Projects

Following on from our recent introductions to Gary Turner, Hannah Game and Ian Reinemann, we turn the spotlight onto Andrew Hayward, our Business Development Manager. It began with a mechanical apprenticeship Andrew’s career began back in the 1980s with a mechanical apprenticeship, with Honeywell Aerospace. He was incredibly fortunate to work on many fantastic projects… Read more

Andrew Hayward

Prototype Projects is a successful family-owned business based in Royston, close to Cambridge, supplying prototypes and short production runs to customers across the UK. Substantial investments have been made over the last few years in the latest 3D printing technology, which has enabled the business to expand rapidly, resulting in the need to strengthen the… Read more

Workshop Manager

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


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