3D Printing

We have a diverse range of 3D printers used to build prototypes and objects through a series of cross sectional layers taken from CAD data. This process does not require any tooling allowing one off production of parts with complex geometry in a matter of hours.

This is an excellent method to transform new concepts into 3D quickly and obtain customer feedback before committing to tooling. It is also possible to perform some functional testing and check for form and fit and has applications in many industries.

3D printing helps you design and transform ideas into physical parts quickly

Our CAD design expertise and digital fabrication technologies provides benefits that includes:

  • Digital fixing and repairs of components or products. Minimise the cost and time of manual repairs and reproductions. Eliminate tooling, easily scale, mirror or remodel parts, features and objects.
  • Prototypes for customer feedback. Excellent at communicating new ideas and visualisation of new 3D concepts for rapid customer feedback.
  • Tactile replicas and improving access. Create replica artefacts for visitor handling or the visually impaired that would otherwise be too delicate, precious or inaccessible.
  • Bespoke fixtures, supports and mounts. Production of precisely fitting mounts and packaging for storage, transport or display.
  • 3D copies for records, public display and limited edition celebration pieces. Assisting traditional fabrication methods with 3D printed parts, in-fills, tools and jigs.


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Ceramic, Wood & Metals

Ceramic, Wood & Metals

Designblok also use traditional fabrication processes crucial to the design and make process incorporating a conventional machine shop able to work with wood and metals and a more specialist MakerLab facility working with ceramics, glass and precious metals

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Laser Cutting and Engraving

Laser Cutting and Engraving

We have a range of laser cutting and engraving machines able to work with a range of materials including fine papers and card through to soft and hard woods, veneers, acrylic plastic, leather, fabrics, MDF, plywood, chocolate and stencil plastics

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3D Scanning

3D Scanning

Our range of 3D scanners digitally captures complex shape in full colour

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CNC Machining

CNC Machining

We work with clients from the initial design and development of ideas through to the creation of CAD data in preparation to machine large or complex parts in a variety of materials

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CAD and Computer Modelling

CAD and Computer Modelling

CAD 3D modelling is at the heart of how we maximize the benefits of 3D fabrication technologies and as a tool to help test, simulate and validate new product ideas

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Value of design 

Design is the seed of product cost.