Rapid Prototyping Services For The Automotive Industry

Malcolm Nicholls Ltd. (MNL) has supported the UK’s automotive industry for 40-plus years. Working with many aspirational OEM brands to the pinnacle of F1 motorsport, MNL produce highly finished interior and exterior trim, high-tolerance powertrain prototypes and low-volume pre-production components are just some of the divisions in which MNL have helped.

To meet our client’s requirements and expectations, MNL’s technology consultants liaise with customers to advise best blend of processes and materials.

These include state-of-the-art 3D printing/additive layer manufacturing, allied with 5-axis CNC machining, vacuum casting, investment casting, all combined with , traditional hand skills and in-depth model-making know-how.

MNL’s automotive customers benefit from rapid turnaround, cost-effective solutions including a 3-Tier costing system and integrated project management. Whether you need finely detailed painted or plated parts; or functional parts for PPAP, MNL utilise innovative and bespoke automotive model-making solutions, capable of meeting even the toughest automotive industry demands.

Automotive divisions we consistently help:

Interior Trim • Exterior Trim • Lighting • Powertrain • Aesthetic sign off models • Wind noise and water ingress testing • Wind Tunnel • Under Bonnet • After Market and Bespoke • Crash Test • All motorsport • Classic car reverse engineered components • Seals and gaskets • Show room colour swatches • Student diploma show models • HVAC • Controls and Instrumentation • Panel fit verification

Automotive Prototype Successes

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