Prototypes are essential in the product development process and are used extensively for fit, form and functional testing. Popular across a wide range of industry sectors from consumer goods to medical devices, from aerospace to fashion, prototypes have proven to be an invaluable design tool.
The rapid prototyping technologies allow designers to identify any potential build issues within the early stages of the product development cycle and eliminate costly tooling errors. Due to the speed at which the prototypes can be made it is a simple and efficient manner of ensuring that product design is meeting the required specifications without long and costly delays.
The rapid prototyping service at LPE is fast and accurate. We use an extensive range of 3D Printing technologies along with CNC machining to produce parts in plastic and metal quickly. Not only can we make parts in functional materials but we can also fully finish the parts so that they will match the feel and aesthetic of your production parts.
Rapid Prototyping Technologies
LPE offers a wide range of Rapid Prototyping technologies in-house including;
Selective Laser Sintering
Digital Light Processing (DLP)
With an extensive range of technologies and materials available in plastics, metals, and rubbers, we are confident we will be able to offer our customers a solution whatever their application. Unsure which process best suits your project?View process comparison table
Your Rapid Prototyping Partner
Quality is at the heart of everything we do and we ensure that our quality procedures are incorporated into and actively reviewed and improved for all our processes.
We are both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485: certified and copies of our quality certificates are available here.
Our team has the technical know-how to ensure excellent project results and, most importantly, a happy customer. We work with your team to create quality prototypes suitable for visual and functional testing and validation. We strive to provide clients with prototype designs that match reality.
Some projects may be suited to a variety of prototyping methods, and we work closely with your team to define the method that best suits your needs.
With over thirty years of experience in the prototyping industry, we have an enviable reputation for delivering high-end prototypes, and providing in-depth knowledge and skills across the full breadth of prototyping techniques.