Case studies

From start to finish, we guide you through the full details of our best projects, the ones we think show you the best of what we do, and how we've done it.

Animal Tracking Collar

For this project PD Models was approached by the Royal Veterinary College to help in the development of a tracking collar to go out in the field to help with their research.  view case study

Presentation Award

 PD Models were approached to create an award to be presented to the president of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. view case study


PD Models were approached by a Digital sculptor with the need to produce a 3D print of a 3D CAD rendered character to be used on an exhibition stand. view case study

Medical Cartridge & Holders

This is an example of where PD Models was involved all the way through the Design and manufacturing process.  view case study

Medical Cartridge & Holders

A prototype of the cartridge and various holding racks were produced as an SLA, incorporating some small moving parts inside the cartridge. This was then sent for fit and function testing and some small revisions made in terms of the design function and for ease of final manufacture.

Once the SLA’s were approved they were finished to a high standard and sent for silicon tooling. Then a run of vacuum castings was produced  to be fully assembled into the rest of the machine.

The client was very happy with the vacuum castings, and the machine performed well. The vacuum castings were finished to such a standard PD Models now produce the final products for use in the medical industry. This proved a good solution for the client as the numbers required were such as to not justify expensive steel tooling and injection moulding. PD Models were happy to help and we have supplied parts to them ever since.

“Design Edge has been working with PD Models over a number of years and within this time we have always found PD to be reliable and cost-effective, producing rapid prototypes of our designs to an extremely high standard within a fast turnaround period.

We look forward to creating further prototypes and vacuum cast copy models of our designs in the future.”

Alasdair Barnett
Design Edge Ltd.



What our clients say

" PDModels has always provided us excellent service.  we use the master prints to make rubber molds for metal casting for collectors who have very high expectations, so cleanness and accuracy of printing are essential. we have enjoyed high-quality prints and excellent customer service with fast turnaround.I would gladly recommend PDModel to any company looking for great quality at an economical rate.  " David Saunders - Megalith Games Ltd.