Calling Budding Entrepreneurs: We Can Produce your Prototype

Rapid Prototyping

The fourteenth series of Dragon’s Den - the BBC show where budding entrepreneurs seek funding for their businesses - is drawing to a close. The most successful applicants have two qualities that set them apart: they have demonstrated a successful business model on a small scale that looks ready to expand and they own the intellectual property of their idea. Coda Plastics Ltd can get you started on your path to business success by producing your prototype and our product development team will make sure that your intellectual property is protected at every stage.

Our Rapid Prototyping Service

Come to us with a concept and we can turn it into a prototype that you can use to show potential buyers. Once the orders start coming in, we can produce your product in bulk. You have a few options for how we produce your prototype:

  • 3D Printing Service. We can produce a working scale model of your design on a 3D printer. If your product is large or made up of multiple parts, a 3D scale model can be more easily demonstrated to your potential buyers. A 3D printed plastic prototype can typically be made ready in 1-2 days.
  • Rapid Tooling Service. Rapid tooling creates a version of your product that you can use for demonstrations at sales launches before you go into full production.
  • Rapid Injection Moulding Service. We offer a low volume run of your product on our injection moulding machinery - a practise run producing only a few prototypes. For more complex products, this may take up to twenty days.

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Before we begin working on a new project, everybody involved signs a confidentiality and mutual non-disclosure agreement. Your design secrets are safe with us. If you need us to, we can connect you with registered patent attorneys. Their job is to make sure that you have adequate protection for your intellectual property. This could take the form of design registration, formal patent or trademark protection.

We can’t promise that your fledgling business will be able to snare a dragon in its den, but we can make you a working prototype and make sure that your intellectual property is protected right from the get-go.

If you are a budding entrepreneur with a great packaging or product idea, we want to hear from you. To arrange an appointment for a chat with our product development team, send us an email to or call us on +44 1692 501020.

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