3D Prototyping

Rapid prototyping

This is a group of techniques which a designer can used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data.

As this 30 year old technology has now more easily accessible it is now also known a s Desktop Fabrication.

The time and cost savings using rapid prototype models can be as much as 65%

Read the Kisi case study (available to download FREE) and see how a real company utilised Rapid Prototyping on a MakerBot 3D Printer to save real time and money getting their product to market quickly and the real benefits gained from rapid iteration of an idea or concept.

Export the CAD file into a usable .STL or .OBJ file and realise the design in three dimenstions quickly. If you need a Prototype you can upload your design to 

Thingiverse and send it for print or alternatively register with 3D Hubs and find a 3D Printer near you.3D Hubs - find a 3D Printer near you

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3D printed prototypes are a crucial tool for rapidly making cost efficient design modifications before a product goes to manufacturing where these changes will be extremely costly. Time and cost savings using rapid prototype models could be as much as two thirds.Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or "additive manufacturing" technology.

3D Rapid prototyping advancements allow for faster and lower cost prototypes and model fabrication by eliminating manpower and expensive tooling which allow companies and inventors to bring there products and designs to market faster than the competition.

Alternatively you could be desktop prototyping with your own 3D Printer.

Call 0843 886 7707 today and arrange a demonstration of 3D prototyping for your organisation

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  1. MakerBot® Print - Slicing and Control Software
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    MakerBot® Print - Slicing and Control Software Information

    • Accelerate and Streamline Iteration with Powerful New Software
    • Downloadable information
    • Checkout the new settings and MakerBot Minfill daving up to 30% build time

    MakerBot Print Cloud Enabled

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  2. Torus Measurement Systems
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    Torus Measurement Systems adopt 3D Printing to develop product and win new business Learn More
  3. MakerBot® Replicator®+  front no print

    Regular Price: £2,808.00

    Special Price Excl. Tax: £1,999.00 Incl. Tax: £2,398.80

    MakerBot® Replicator®+

    The MakerBot Replicator+ is engineered and tested for reliable, faster printing. The Replicator+ prints high-quality concept models faster, easier, and with a bigger build volume. Combined with MakerBot’s powerful workflow tools, the MakerBot Replicator+ streamlines desktop 3D printing for professionals and educators.

    Education Promotion only*

    Leasing available... complete the Lease enquiry form*

    * Operating lease for Education and Finance Lease for Limited Liability companies only.

    Ideal for:

    • Existing and Prospective MakerBot customers:
    • Professional engineers and designers
    • Educators and students
    • Prosumers and home users

    key features

    1. 30% faster print time than the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (5th Generation)[1]
    2. The larger build volume allows you to print models 25% larger than the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (5th Generation)
    3. To ensure consistent performance, our new 3D printers and their subsystems were re-engineered and rigorously tested for over 380,000 hours across multiple facilities[2]
    4. For improved reliability and precision, the gantry and Z-stage are redesigned with stiffer materials and sturdier construction[3]
    5. Easier print adhesion and removal using the Flex Build Plate with Grip Surface. Prints adhere better to new Grip Surface resulting in reduced warping and curling. No blue tape required.

    [1] This number is derived from our testing and depends on the geometry of the model.

    [2] This testing includes the Replicator+, Replicator Mini+, and subsystems within the printers.

    [3] Gantry is extruded aluminum; Z-stage is cast and machined aluminum.


    Leasing available... complete the Lease enquiry form*

    * Operating lease for Education and Finance Lease for Limited Liability companies only.

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    MakerBot Engineering Stories

    Discover What’s Possible With MakerBot

    Seven Stories to inspire the use of makerbot 3D Printers in YOUR organisation

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  5. MakerBot® Replicator Z18 3D Printe

    Regular Price: £7,138.80

    Special Price Excl. Tax: £4,949.00 Incl. Tax: £5,938.80

    MakerBot Replicator® Z18 3D Printer

    Think Big; Design Big; Prototype Big

    Shipping details:

    The MakerBot Z18 ships separately from the other items in your order. It is shipped on a pallet via freight carrier.

    Leasing available... complete the Lease enquiry form*

    * Operating lease for Education and Finance Lease for Limited Liability companies only.

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  6. Kisi Case Study
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    Kisi use MakerBot to Rapid Prototype their next designs.

    Massive savings in cost AND time

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  7. Prof. Honigmann
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    University Hospital Basel, Switzerland Case Study Learn More
  8. MakerBot Desktop
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    MakerBot Desktop

    incorporating MakerBot MakerWare for Digitizer,

    • featuring MakerBot Multiscan technology

    Import .STL and .OBJ files from your current design software and "slice" (Prepare for 3D Printing)

    Checkout the video below "What is Makerbot Desktop?"

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  9. MakerBot® Replicator®+  front no print
    Excl. Tax: £2,340.00 Incl. Tax: £2,808.00

    MakerBot® Replicator®+

    The MakerBot Replicator+ is engineered and tested for reliable, faster printing. The Replicator+ prints high-quality concept models faster, easier, and with a bigger build volume. Combined with MakerBot’s powerful workflow tools, the MakerBot Replicator+ streamlines desktop 3D printing for professionals and educators.

    Leasing available... complete the Lease enquiry form*

    * Operating lease for Education and Finance Lease for Limited Liability companies only.

    Ideal for:

    • Existing and Prospective MakerBot customers:
    • Professional engineers and designers
    • Educators and students
    • Prosumers and home users

    key features

    1. 30% faster print time than the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (5th Generation)[1]
    2. The larger build volume allows you to print models 25% larger than the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (5th Generation)
    3. To ensure consistent performance, our new 3D printers and their subsystems were re-engineered and rigorously tested for over 380,000 hours across multiple facilities[2]
    4. For improved reliability and precision, the gantry and Z-stage are redesigned with stiffer materials and sturdier construction[3]
    5. Easier print adhesion and removal using the Flex Build Plate with Grip Surface. Prints adhere better to new Grip Surface resulting in reduced warping and curling. No blue tape required.

    [1] This number is derived from our testing and depends on the geometry of the model.

    [2] This testing includes the Replicator+, Replicator Mini+, and subsystems within the printers.

    [3] Gantry is extruded aluminum; Z-stage is cast and machined aluminum.


    Leasing available... complete the Lease enquiry form*

    * Operating lease for Education and Finance Lease for Limited Liability companies only.

    Learn More

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