Rapid Prototyping and Low Volume Production

Bringing your bright ideas to market


Wrights Plastics rapid plastic prototyping service uses the latest technology to bring you high quality cost-effective plastic / acrylic prototypes. Our prototypes can withstand rigorous product testing – giving you confidence in the final design before investing in tooling and manufacturing.

Our service combines design and manufacturing expertise with advanced manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing and more traditional manufacturing techniques like CNC machining and thermoforming processes to provide you with the perfect solution for your prototyping and low volume needs.

What Is Rapid Plastic Prototyping?

Rapid prototyping involves specialised manufacturing techniques for making high-quality physical models of a 3D design idea. Prototypes are useful for design improvement, as stepping stones to full production or for engineering testing. They are meant to be quick and economical, without the need for the investment in hard tooling.

Advantages of Rapid Prototyping

  • Show your customers and investors a physical model of your product concept
  • Demonstrate the appearance, dimensions and features a product
  • Market test before going into production
  • Identify and eliminate design flaws
  • Determine the best manufacturing and finishing processes
  • Create multiple versions with different materials, colours, finishes , sizes etc

Why choose Wrights Plastics Plastic Prototype Service?

We believe successful prototyping is based on three elements:

  1. With over 50yrs experience we can advise on design, manufacturing and the market place before any prototyping starts. Our specialist CAD team can turn your concept into a useable 3D design.
  2. With a heritage of fabrication skills we can ensure the prototyping fits your exact requirements,
  3. We offer both the latest in 3D printing technology as well as traditional manufacturing processes such as CNC routing and thermoforming to develop and manufacture the perfect prototype. Our 5 Axis CNC router offers virtually 3D manufacturing. With a huge Wrights Plastics Plant List May 2018 we have the essential equipment to provide rapid, cost-effective prototypes across a range of substrates.

Low Volume Plastic Manufacturing

When compared with injection moulding, vacuum forming and thermoforming is a more financially viable alternative for larger, lower volume parts. In addition to significantly reduced prototyping and production tooling costs, thermoforming provides a much faster product development time.

Our 50 years expertise in thermoforming processes will ensure we can manufacture even low volume parts cost-effectively. Our investment in cutting-edge technology guarantees we can rapidly manufacture high quality products with minimum wastage and energy use.

Our design team will advise on the most effective solutions and we can also offer a complete ‘design to delivery’ service which handles everything including warehousing and distribution if required.

To find out more or discuss your needs call us today on 0121 580 3080 

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