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What is plastic prototyping?

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What is plastic prototyping? 

Plastic prototyping, as the name suggests,is the process of using specific techniques to create a 3D, real world physical model of a design idea or brief. Plastic prototypes are used to create a physical model that can be used before full production is started to refine the design and to test the engineering. Economical and quick to develop, plastic prototyping allows for ideas to be explored without the commitment to a full line of production or a finalised design. 

NCA Ltd offer a comprehensive plastic prototyping service from our fully-equipped modern workshop. Using the latest design and fabrication technology and equipment, our experienced teams of engineers produce high quality, cost-effective plastic prototypes design to the exact specifications and requirements of each client. Each of our prototypes are designed to withstand testing allowing you to have confidence before a=confirming the final run and investing in tooling and manufacturing.

We are proud to offer a service that blends design, production and advanced prototyping technologies to provide you with the perfect solution for your plastic prototypes and low volume needs.

The benefits for rapid plastic prototyping include

  • Physical model of the product concept
  • Testing before production
  • Resolve and find design flaws
  • Expand sizes, colours and finishes 

At NCA we have over 40 years of experience in plastic fabrication and acrylic engineering. Our in house team work with each client to assist in both the design and fabrication of products and we are proud to offer a comprehensive plastic prototyping service. 

Our design and engineering teams work with each client to advice effective solutions and assist in the engineering and design stages of the product drawing on our industry leading experience and expertise. 

For more information on our plastic prototyping service, contact our team on or via 01928 790209. 

NCA sister company PSS providing protective screens

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In the first of our new blog series which will cover the latest developments at NCA Ltd, we draw attention to a new project started by our team back in April of this year to assist businesses across the country with their plans to reopen the country and assist them in getting back to work.

Part of the NCA group, Plastic Shop Screens is a specialist company that provides protective counter screens, sneeze guards for offices and free-standing screens. Developed in house by our plastic fabrication division, each screen has been specifically designed and engineered by our team to the highest quality.

On the venture Director Chris Marmion says, “Plastic Shop Screens is the latest iteration of NCA’s commitment to developing and engineering the very best plastic parts. Given the global context of our latest business, we created Plastic Shop Screens as a way to help both commercial and independent businesses to protect their staff and clients. Given our industry leading design and manufacturing capacities, we felt it important to develop a range of screens that would meet the needs of businesses and their staff. Each screen is the result of great work by our plastic prototyping service who have excelled in meeting both the challenge of design as well as the production of said screens. We are committed to providing the very best for our clients and assisting in these difficult times. Ahead of the UK reopening we want to thank all of our clients, followers and customers for their support.”

AS the U.K continues to move forward with the plan to reopen, NCA Ltd are working hard to meet the increasing demand for clear plastic screens. As with all of the products and projects undertaken by our team, PSS is the latest continuation of a business that continues to grow and expand whilst maintaining the highest of standards in engineering and production.

Central to the NCA Ltd method of working is our constant rive to innovate and refine. As the UK begins to reopen and industry resumes we are proud to continue to serve our clients and meet their engineering requirements. For more information on our services and the sectors in which we operate please visit