Rapid Prototyping

Your go-to source for computer aided design and manufacture.

Rapid Prototyping the Merrell Way

Our team of skilled CAD technicians use the most contemporary tools and techniques to kickstart your journey to a finished, three-dimensional product. Thanks to their training, the Merrell Casting team of rapid prototyping experts can modify existing designs, fashion a new model from your drawings or work with you to create something new and unexpected.

Our Rapid Prototyping Skills

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Our CAD technicians are confident using all leading software options to bring your concept to life.

Wax Carving

We can scan a hand-carved wax to produce an exact digital replica that’s ready to be modified or tested for design flaws.

Advanced Technology

The Merrell Casting team prides itself on access to and use of advanced technologies that make rapid prototyping efficient and cost-effective.

3D Scanning

Digitise a real-life object with our 3D scanning services and create a CAD file that’s ready for manipulation or casting.

Sketches & Photographs

Customers send us photographs, written instructions or hand-drawn sketches and our CAD technicians do the rest.

WedFit Rings

As the trademark holder and original creator of WedFit rings, we are the most trusted experts in making engagement rings, wedding bands and eternity rings that fit seamlessly together.

Why Choose Rapid Prototyping?

The Merrell Process

Our service includes an initial consultation, practical advice, CAD drawings, creation of a wax model, casting in precious metal, cleaning, polishing and stone setting if needed. In fact, the Merrell team can guide you every step of the way, from concept to completion.

Step One

Either send us your CAD file or allow us to create one for you from hand drawings, pictures or real-life objects. You will have the opportunity to review renders and tweak designs to suit your exact specifications. Our service covers one-off items and whole collections.

Step Two

We create prototypes in base metal, wax or silver so you can confirm your pieces, view them from every angle, and gather the opinions of your colleagues, customer or peers.

Step Three

Store your models for repeated use and turn to us when you need to initiate another production run or adapt a design to suit a bespoke order. Our master model service can be used to make a vulcanised rubber mould to produce any number of designs.

Step One

Either send us your CAD file or allow us to create one for you from hand drawings, pictures or real-life objects. You will have the opportunity to review renders and tweak designs to suit your exact specifications. Our service covers one-off items and whole collections.

Step Two

We create prototypes in base metal, wax or silver so you can confirm your pieces, view them from every angle, and gather the opinions of your colleagues, customer or peers.

Step Three

Store your models for repeated use and turn to us when you need to initiate another production run or adapt a design to suit a bespoke order. Our master model service can be used to make a vulcanised rubber mould to produce any number of designs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What CAD machines do you use to build from files?

We currently use Solidscape 3D printers and ProJet 3D printers. Speak to a member of our team to find out more about our rapid prototyping technologies.

Our Promise

We are committed to rapid prototyping at the finest resolution and with utmost flexibility, allowing you to quickly access files, adapt them and/or alter them for fresh stone and finger sizes. Merrell Casting is ready to adapt to your requirements and project manage your jobs from design idea to finished product.

Get in Touch

Send us your questions or enquire about our services.

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