Rapid prototyping takes virtual designs from computer aided design (CAD) or animation modeling software, transforms them into thin, virtual, horizontal cross-sections and then creates each cross-section in physical space, one after the next until the model is finished. It is a WYSIWYG process where the virtual model and the physical model correspond almost identically.
Metropolitan Works’ Digital Manufacturing Centre houses one of the broadest ranges of digital manufacturing equipment in the UK. It is a “factory in the city” where creative practitioners from all disciplines can explore the potential of formerly inaccessible industrial technology to develop their ideas through experimentation, rapid prototyping and production. The Digital Manufacturing Centre operates a Bureau Service which handles all enquiries and work coming through the Centre. Please contact for a quote.
London Metropolitan University
41 Commercial Road
I found out about them in 100% design at the 100% detail, they were really cool people to talk to. They are like a Macdonald in prototyping, we can find them chain workshop every where apparently. Does from basic 3D printing to more sophisticated prototyping using different materials and processes. They should be very good choice for our potential web based international customers.
Windmill Industrial Estate,
Xpress Product Development Group
Something special about what they do? they cover pretty much everything like above company, but they have a new material for 3D printing is the WaterClear® Ultra SL Resin, which should have the visual effect of the glass/crystal, can be good for one off glassware mock up.
Xpress Product Development Group, Ltd.
2A Oldfield Lane
West Yorkshire, England