Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing

Rapid PrototypingRapid Prototyping – Providing Solutions


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, it has proven an invaluable design tool.

“As a product development company, we use physical prototypes wherever possible to progress designs…There was no way we could have convinced our customer to go for a custom designed solution without Rapid Prototyping”
                                                                                                                                                                     Meso Design


The technology 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.


LPE works with both large and small organisations to develop high quality prototypes to enable effective communication of ideas, rapid customer/inventor buy in and early design verification.




Key Technologies

LPE offers a wide range of Rapid Prototyping technologies in house including;

Unsure which process best suits your project? View the process comparison table.



Rapid Prototyping has proven popular as a product design tool with common applications including;

  • Tooling Aids
  • Early product analysis / Market testing
  • Customisation of Products / Limited Edition Runs
  • Product Promotion / Photography
  • Design Verification
  • Sales / Marketing  Tools



“We used Stereolithography both as a styling and engineering model which helped us to condense our design cycle”

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