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Malcolm Nicholls Limited have been a UK-based 3D printing company with professional in-house machines since 1996. In the 20+ years since the installation of our first machine, we have managed 3D printing projects for design houses & product development divisions of small to large companies for all market sectors.

We offer a managed service for large capacity SLA (Stereolithography), fine powder SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), a multitude of material FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) parts as well as full colour 3D prints. Our technology consultants offer fantastic advice, matched to your requirements, and you can get a free, instant 3D printing quote online.


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Years In Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing

Industrial Machines

FDM 3D Printed Machining Jig

Printed using fused deposition modelling (FDM) in a high temperature material (ULTEM)

Triscan Fuel Pump Advertising Nozzle

  When approached by the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of fuel management systems, the challenge was to create a prototype durable enough to withstand the rigours of fuel such as...

Thiery Mugler Stars

This Paris based fashion brand was launched in 1973 by designer Thierry Mugler. The Thierry Mugler brand is evolving its identity in retail as they set to unify their fragrance lines under one...

Polar Watches Display Units

Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) produced an extensive array of point of sale display units, utilising a wide variety of process that MNL has to offer. For most of the clear components, these were 3D...

Wrigleys Gum Display Cabinets

Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) were approached by a POS design company to produce prototypes that emulated there design challenges such as durability for in store trials and uniqueness of the...

Alexander McQueen Oversized Perfume Bottle

Every element of the McQueen experience is hand-crafted and meticulous - as demonstrated by the beauty of the beguiling fragrance flacon. An object d’art, intricate antique gold...

Kenwood Chef Model

For more than fifty years the Kenwood Chef has been a lifesaver in the kitchen – more than 10 million have been sold worldwide.

Concept Twisty Taps

Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) produced an eye catching set of conceptual taps for their own purpose at a trade show. The taps were designed in house using SolidWorks. Once finalised 3D data was complete,...

Childs Plate

This model was produced for a university student’s final degree show for Product Design. Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) gave the student 20% off, further helping them to produce their new plate concept to promote children to eat fruit and vegetables.

MNL Utilise All of the Main Plastic 3D Printing Technologies


Here you will find examples of their work categorised by specific 3D printing technologies:

SLA Stereolithography

SLA – Stereolithography

Stereolithography (SLA 3D Printing) is the most widely used 3D Printing / rapid prototyping technology.


FDM – Fused Deposition Modelling

FDM – Fused Deposition Modelling

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM 3D Printing) uses the same tried and tested thermoplastics found in traditional manufacturing processes.

SLS – Selective Laser Sintering

SLS – Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS 3D Printing) is used for the building of functional parts. At MNL, we utilise a HiQ Sinterstation SLS 3D printing machine.

3D Colour Printing

3D Colour Printing

One of the latest 3D printing processes, 3D colour printing is a huge step forward for the design and development sectors.


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Industries that regularly use our rapid prototyping service:



Aerospace related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

Our 3D printed prototypes have been used to speed up flight testing, which has helped to reduce the risk of costly design errors and oversights.

3D Colour Printing

Our 3D printed scale models have proved valuable in communicating ideas to clients and ensuring that innovative designs are viable and structurally sound.

Automotive related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

From concept cars to detailed engineering, our functional, 3D printed prototypes have supported the development and testing of advanced automotive solutions.

Food and Drink related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

Our 3D printed models have been building and enhancing brand names in the food and drinks markets for most of our 40+ year history.

Art Fashion TV and Film related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

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

Automotive related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

Our 3D printed models have been used as teaching aids, replacement parts and to support the development of medical equipment that improves patient care.

MOD related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

Stringent testing is essential for any equipment that has to perform in the toughest environments; We 3D print robust prototypes to suit the harsh environment.

Engineering related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

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

Sports and Leisure related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

From gaining the competitive edge to increasing safety and all ability participation, 3D printed models and prototypes have supported product dev from concept to product.

Packaging related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

Just as FMCG packaging design is integral to the whole experience of consumer goods, 3D printing prototypes and models to showcase those designs is equally important.

Consumer Goods related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

We have 3D printed 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 related 3D Printing and Prototyping Case Studies

World renowned retailers have used us to 3D print products such as mobile POS, experiental promo models for high end brands to unique one off bespoke POS.

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