Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing with MNL

Since 1971, Malcolm Nicholls Limited has established itself as one of the most prestigious rapid prototyping companies in Europe. Priding itself on the quality of work, MNL offer concept models through to fully operational working prototypes, for all market sectors.

“Hi-tech 3D Printing technologies, rapid prototyping techniques and traditional model making skills; coupled with integrated project management ensure that high quality prototypes are delivered on time, every time.”

Rapid Prototyping Experts – MNL – “A Passion for Prototypes”

Market Sectors that benefit from 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping


Our accurate prototypes have been used to speed up flight testing, which has helped to reduce the risk of costly design errors and oversights.


Our detailed scale models have proved valuable in communicating ideas to clients and ensuring that innovative designs are viable and structurally sound.


From concept cars to detailed engineering, our functional prototypes have supported the development and testing of advanced automotive solutions.

Food & Drink

MNL’s model have been building and enhancing brand names in the food and drinks markets for most of its 40 plus year history

Art, Fashion, TV & Film

Our unique approach to additive manufacturing has produced supreme examples of work that have supported Art, Fashion, TV and Film for 40+ years


Our custom built models have been used as teaching aids, replacement parts and to support the development of medical equipment that improves patient care.


Stringent testing is essential for any equipment that has to perform in the toughest environments; MNL produce robust prototypes to suit the harsh environment.


Providing engineers with solutions to their development issues whether it be using trad model making techniques, various 3D printing tech or a hybrid of any of the above.

Sports and Leisure

From gaining the competitive edge to increasing safety and all ability participation, our models and prototypes have supported product dev from concept to product.


Just as FMCG packaging design is integral to the whole of experience of consumer goods, producing prototypes and models to showcase those designs is equally important.

Consumer Goods

MNL has produced models and prototypes with wow factor finishes and sexy curves that underpin the very essence of alluring product design that make modern consumer goods.

Point of Sale

World renowned retailers have used MNL to produce products such as Mobile POS, Experiental Promo Models for high end brands to unique one off bespoke POS

Types of Models our Customers Use

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