Prototype Projects of Royston has launched into 2013 with a complete rebrand and is also announcing plans to invest over £190,000 in new CNC machining centres and 3D printing systems to manufacture prototype parts in a range of metallic and plastic materials.

The company has experienced strong growth in demand from clients in the automotive and medical device sectors.

Justin Pringle, managing director, said: “As well as these investments to start 2013, we will also be announcing further capital investments later in the year which will boost our capabilities and capacity in 3D Printing. We’ll also be launching a recruitment drive to hire experienced machine operators as well as new apprentice staff.

“The UK continues to play a strong role globally in product design, and that’s what is feeding the demand for our services.”

He added: “We’re happy to be flying the flag for British design and manufacturing.”