Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing

Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing

Setting the standard for 3D Printing services LPE is the longest established Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing service bureau in the UK & Ireland.

Rapid Prototyping refers to the process of building a solid 3D object, layer by layer from 3D CAD data. Popular across a wide range of industry sectors from consumer goods to medical devices, from aerospace to fashion, 3D Printing has proven an invaluable design tool.

A prototype model allows for the effective communication of ideas, rapid customer/inventor buy in and early design verification. The use of 3D Printing technologies allows designers identify any potential build issues within the early stages of the product development cycle and eliminate costly tooling errors.

In short “a picture is worth a thousand words” but a model is the whole story.

At LPE we are committed to helping you tell the whole story to maximise your return on investment. Our technology range and unparalleled experience as a Rapid Prototyping service bureau ensure you receive unbiased advice on the best process and material for your individual prototyping project.


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Common Applications of Rapid Prototyping:


Tooling Aids


Early Product Analysis/Market Testing



Customisation of Products/ Limited Edition Runs


Product Promotion/Photography




Design Verification

Sales Tools




“Just a quick note to thank you for getting those prototypes out so quickly! Two days is really top service. The models are great and everybody is very impressed.”

Customer Testimonial - PW Defence