We can produce large-scale prototypes to help you reduce the challenges of manufacturing a new product.

Prototyping is a key stage in product development, providing invaluable insight into manufacturability and design maturity. Our unique manufacturing facilities allow you to produce large-scale prototype components or fabrications in a representative manufacturing environment, without losing any capacity in your own factory.

Your challenge

Prototyping can add value if:

  • You want to understand the manufacturing challenges and risks associated with a new product or component.
  • You need to ensure that your design can be manufactured.
  • You want to understand fixturing, transport, handling and part manipulation requirements for a new large-scale product.

Our service

  • We review your manufacturing needs, business drivers and requirements.
  • We work with your team to understand the acceptance criteria for the prototype, including inspection and testing requirements.
  • We develop a method of manufacture, risk assessment, quality plan and route card for the prototype. We identify tooling, fixturing and other enabling equipment, and can procure materials.
  • We manufacture the prototype to the agreed specification.
  • We report our full findings, including route cards, method of manufacture, testing reports and lessons learned.


Large-scale prototyping can help you:

  • Understand and reduce the manufacturing risks of a new product.
  • Reduce lead times for ramping up production.
  • Reduce manufacturing costs by identifying problems early.


Find out more

Download the large-scale prototyping flyer (pdf, 100kb) for more detail on our services and capabilities.

For an informal discussion about your prototyping requirements, contact Andrew Wright, principal production engineer.