Rapid Prototyping allows for the creation of solid three-dimensional objects from designs. The process works by building layers of material(s) that are then fused together. Our industrial designers use 3D Cad software to create images which are then transformed into virtual cross sections. These slices are then created in physical space using one of several processes, such as selective laser sintering (SLS), stereo lithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modelling or Objet 3D printing.

LP&A advises clients on the most appropriate type of process and material for their application and organises to have the prototypes made. The choice of process and material depends on the type of part, the degree of functionality required and the number and durability of the prototypes. Some are mainly for presentation; others are intended to work just like the final manufactured part, in order to verify design and function. Advances in techniques and materials are making it possible to produce rapid prototypes that are very similar to the look and feel of the final product.


Prototype of Taxi Media now seen on many Cabs.



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