Rapid Prototyping Service

Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing and Low Volume Manufacturing experts. Home to two of the largest 3D Printing Machines in the UK, MNL can quickly and efficiently produce premium prototypes from CAD data and turn your great design into successful products. With 50 Years’ experience in rapid prototyping services, our technology experts are on hand to help you.

 

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

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Malcolm Nicholls Ltd Leaders In Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Low Volume Manufacturing & Production

With over 50 years of experience in Rapid Prototyping, Malcolm Nicholls are a UK based 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Low Volume Manufacturing specialist, not restricted by only one technology we can offer our clients large-format SLA 3D Printing. Malcolm Nicholls Ltd has two of the largest 3D Printers in the UK with an impressive build platform of 800 x 800 x 600mm, small intricate SLA, superior finish SLS, FDM, 3D colour printing and traditional model making. For your low volume manufacturing needs via vacuum casting, we have a huge choice of materials meaning we can closely match your production material choice with a suitable resin simulant.

MNL have always been a pioneer in the rapid prototyping industry not only have we been one of the UK’s first providers to offer Stereolithography (SLA) back in 1996 we also became the 1st in the UK to introduce a new SLS Nylon, which offers a superior surface finish and the look and feel closer to injection mouldings. 

We can offer our clients low volume manufacturing and can produce from 1 – 1000’s of parts with no minimum order, with our suite of machines we can bridge the gap between initial prototypes and mass production.

With our simple three-tier pricing we offer our clients flexibility, simplicity and a fast turn-around and we continue to remain one of the market leaders in Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing and Low Volume Manufacturing.

Malcolm Nicholls Ltd Leaders In Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Low Volume Manufacturing & Production

With the growing demand for Low Volume Production also known as low volume manufacturing and small batch production Malcolm Nicholls can produce 1 – 1000’s of parts. With our suite of machines, we can bridge the gap between initial prototypes and mass production.

Historically, manufacturing components in low quantities has always been a costly exercise. With the advent of 3D printing and vacuum casting many constraints previously faced can now be significantly reduced. Technologies such as SLS (Stereolithography) and FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) can now be used (especially for non-seen parts), to produce components in quantities as low as 1s and 2s and up to thousands, but still with exceptional material properties such as flame retardancy and high-heat requirements. Traditional design constraints, usually associated with injection mould tooling, for example, can now be ignored enabling designers to be more efficient and reduce part count within assemblies.

 Want to learn more about low volume manufacturing and how Malcolm Nicholls Ltd can help then get in touch with us

 

 

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