Prototype Projects invests further in 3D printing with new SLS technology acquisition


Investment by Prototype Projects boosts its capacity for fast SLS Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing.

Royston-based prototyping experts Prototype Projects has added further to its portfolio of 3D printing, rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing capabilities, with new investment in a Formiga P110 Velocis Laser Sinter System from EOS Gmbh.

The Velocis is a highly advanced industrial 3D printer comprising innovative new software and hardware features, which delivers exceptional productivity.

The new investment, which boosts Prototype Projects SLS capacity by over 30%, comes on the back of June’s investment of more than £100K in custom, precision SLS dyeing and texturing technologies.

“SLS is the biggest growth area for us right now,” says Justin Pringle, Managing Director of Prototype Projects. “Our latest Formiga SLS machine not only delivers extra capacity, but also allows us to meet the growing demand for our SLS Express (next day) service. Its high reliability and FORMIGA quality set the standard in the 3D Printing market.

“For customers who don’t need our Express next day SLS service, our new capacity also means we can offer extremely competitive pricing for our Standard & Economy SLS services, and further savings can be made for production quantities and lead times.”

The SLS Express service, combined with Prototype Projects’ unique “Print-to-Product” custom, repeatable SLS dyeing and texturing capabilities, positions Prototype Projects as one of the UK’s leading independent 3D Printing specialists.

In September, Prototype Projects launched its SLS dyeing and texturing services at the Engineering Materials Live and TCT shows.


About Prototype Projects

Prototype Projects is an award-winning specialist provider of rapid prototyping, 3D Printing additive manufacturing and prototype part machining, finishing and design consultancy services.

The company’s services are used by product and technology design consultancies, and by product designers and engineers at clients across the automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical and medical sectors throughout the UK and Europe.

With nearly 40 years’ experience, Prototype Projects aims to help its clients build and maintain a strong competitive edge in product and engineering design, and has a deep understanding of the key drivers, priorities and pressures of 21st century manufacturing.

Underpinning its commitment to production speed, consistent quality and rich range of services is an ongoing process of investment in prototyping systems, expertise and technologies. The opening of a new 2,000 sq. ft. dedicated 3D Printing suite in 2016 more than doubled the overall size of the Prototype Projects facilities.

Prototype Projects is the only UK company to offer a full range of custom SLS dyeing, texturing and graining services using DyeMansion’s Print-to-Product technology.


Justin Pringle
Managing Director – Prototype Projects
01763 249760


Prototype Projects, established in 1980, is a specialist in the manufacture of prototypes. The company is experienced in 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Rapid Prototyping, Model Making and Additive Manufacturing. The company is located in Royston, Hertfordshire.

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