Rapid CNC Prototyping

Malcolm Nicholls Ltd 48 years of experience in Rapid Prototyping, Low Volume Production and 3D Printing with an unrivalled reputation for quality.

An Important Tool In Prototyping

Despite the tremendous advances in 3D Printing, CNC machining is still an important tool in the modern prototype/model making establishment.

There are many situations where CNC Machining is still the best approach to creating a 3D model prototype. Whether your material of choice is not available via 3D printing or machining is still the best for timing and/or cost constraints; MNL’s technology consultants will advise your best solution.

Latest CNC Processes

Combining the latest CNC machining and turning processes with proprietary technology to deliver high quality, on-demand parts, Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) offers a full subcontract CNC machining service nationwide.

Regardless of size, complexity or quantity, we have a choice of processes to produce your CNC machined components. MNL subcontract out to a selection of companies that have been specifically chosen for their material choice, quality and willingness to do prototype runs alongside their production.

Our Expertise

Precision components can be produced via 3 or 5 axis milling or multi-axis turning (11 axis!) in a broad range of materials including: Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Copper, Steel, Brass, Titanium, Sterling Silver, Bronze, etc.; hard plastics and other materials: ABS,PP, Nylon, Acetal, Polycarbonate, Acrylic, PTFE, ABS, PVC, etc.

“Can Making Machine” – Exhibition Display Model

MNL were tasked with not only to produce a scale model of a machine but to also make it semi function.

Clear Cast Reducing Ring

Model produced via CNC machining as this instance this was the most cost effective process. The machined model became a pattern for silicone tooling then vac cast in a UV stable waterclear polyurethane. A window...