01295 269 333

Unit 6b Thorpe Drive, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 4UZ

Rapid Prototyping

We can turn your ideas into reality or your existing drawings and computer aided designs into actual components.

Enquire Here about our Rapid Prototyping Service or call 01295 269333

Your concept is taken through design to rapid prototyping and testing then on to tooling and full production all under one roof.

We take you through the whole process of prototyping.

Design
Firstly if you don’t have a computer generated 3D solid model of your component we can produce this for you, this is the first step on your way to producing your prototype.
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Rendering
From here we can render your computer model to show how the component will look when it has been produced so you can establish if you need to change anything or show the concept to prospective clients or work colleagues.
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Prototyping
When the design has been inspected and approved for prototyping we can produce your parts on our own Stratasys FDM machine in an ABS polymer which gives a very close representation of an actual injection moulded product of your design giving you an item that you can test for form fit and function. These can also, in most cases, be utilised as end use mouldings if you only require a few parts.

Or you can have your part Polyjet processed, again on a Stratasys machine that jets layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray and cures them with UV light. This process can give a highly accurate component due to the laying down of 16-micron layers with each pass giving a very high level of accuracy.

All other protoyping processes are available including SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) and SLA (Stereolithography).
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When your prototypes have been tested and all issues ironed out you are now in a position to go ahead with production tooling with a view to injection moulding your components. This is straight forward from here as we use the computer generated 3D model file that was used for your prototype to directly produce the tooling for our injection moulding machines.

Enquire Here about our Rapid Prototyping Service or call 01295 269333


How does it work? We use Stratasys 3D Printers – watch the video below for a quick introduction: