Looking for a prototyping company to bring your idea to life?

Creating a prototype of your design is an important step in the product development process as it determines whether a project is viable or not. A design might look good in theory, but will it work in real life? Depending on the complexity of the part or model, it can be 3D printed at a low cost with a fast turnaround.  
As part of our full-service product development service, we specialise in rapid prototyping using 3D printers. We can print one-off prototypes and small volume runs inhouse, and work with partners to create more complex prototypes and larger volume print runs if required.

Why prototype
your design?

There are several benefits to prototyping a product’s design

Identify design issues

Interacting with the product allows us to discover potential flaws in the design. We will then be able to test and refine the design earlier on the process.

Cost effective

There are no tooling costs involved with 3D printing, so it’s a low cost, low risk option.

Test before production

Check the product’s intended use, and simulate the strength and visual appeal of a product.

Opportunity for feedback

Prototypes can be presented to end users or investors for feedback. Seeing a physical product brings it to life and can speed up product development.

What type of prototype do you need?

Prototypes are made for many different reasons, but all contribute to the success of a product’s final development.
Functional prototypes

Test design and form

Functional prototypes are used to:
  • Check the size
  • Test the weight
  • Observe how components fit together
  • Assess ergonomics
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Aesthetic prototypes

What will it look like?

Prototypes can be made for aesthetic reasons, to check elements like:
  • Colours
  • Materials
  • Different variations
  • Texture
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Material prototypes

Test different materials

Materials can make a huge difference to how the product functions. In addition to rapid prototyping we have built prototypes in various materials to test concept ideas. Materials can include:
  • Welded steel
  • Sheet metal
  • Aluminium
  • Resin
  • Wood
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Pre-production prototypes

Is it fit for purpose?

Pre-production prototypes support the manufacturability of a product, the manufacturing processes and reliability. A prototype can quickly identify any design shortfalls that can be corrected before sending to a manufacturer.
  • Material
  • Production costs
  • Safety
  • Regulatory requirements

We’ve been getting creative.

Here are some of our recent product prototyping projects.
Product Development

Dyson DC38
Ball Cylinder Vacuum

Product Development

Barton Marine
Bullseye

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Product Prototyping

Innova Care
Table

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Poop Bin Thing

Product Protyping
Touch free dog bin tool.

Poop Bin Thing

Touch free dog bin tool.
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Barton Marine Bullseye

Product Development
Enhancing performance for leisure boat sailors.
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Barton Marine Bullseye

Enhancing performance for leisure boat sailors.
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Innova Care Table

Product Protyping
Specifically designed for care home use.
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Innova Care Table

Specifically designed for care home use.

What our clients say.

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    "I gave the team at Cornelius Creative a challenging brief, and they were able to deliver an outstanding solution, but more importantly did so a highly professional and efficient manner. I would certainly recommend them for any product design or marketing briefs you have. It was a pleasure working with them."

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  • "Their interest, passion and care makes them feel part of your team"

    "Simon and the team at Cornelius Creative are fantastic. Their interest, passion and care makes them feel part of your team. They have a wealth of experience which was clear in our project and critical to the successful design. Simon was critical in the brain storming all aspects of design and functionality. Cornelius Creative always make time for you and are extremely approachable and helpful to talk through any aspect of the design. Cornelius Creative have a passion for delivering high quality designs, which is clear in our project. SailAI would highly recommend Cornelius Creative for any creative design projects, and hopefully we will be working together again in the future."

    Ben P, SailAI
  • "I liked their collaborative approach and commitment to getting the project done on time"

    "I worked with Cornelius Creative on a product launch for which they produced CGIs and product renders. It was a smooth process, I liked their collaborative approach and commitment to getting the project done on time and on brief. Very happy with the results and I'll surely work with them again!"

    Ernest O, Furnitubes Ltd
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    I approached Cornelius Creative to help with my business branding, which had got a bit stale. They were able to look at my business as a whole and refresh my brand to make it more appealing to my customers. They made huge improvements to my logo and visuals as well as my messaging to make it more appealing. My brand is more recognisable now and I couldn't be happier with the result. I'd definitely work with Cornelius Creative again.
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    What an effortless transaction. I had been putting off getting my patent drawing done as thought it was going to be a long and arduous job but Cornelius Creative exceeded all my expectations. A straightforward process, knew exactly what I needed and quick turnaround with less then 48 hours! Communication was 2nd to none.... I will 100% be contacting Cornelius Creative again for future projects. Thank you!
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    Cornelius Creative made a great impression from the onset. They were tasked to design a concept which was very different from the status quo and they exceeded all expectations. Their creativity and attention to detail is second to none.
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