Design Reality

Prototype Production Engineer/Technician with 3D Printers 

About us

Design Reality is one of the leading UK Product Design consultancies.  Our clients range from some of the World’s biggest names, to start-ups with ground-breaking ideas.  We’ve got an outstanding team of Design and Electronics experts offering specialist knowledge and experience to our clients, enabling us to develop outstanding product design.  Based in the heart of North Wales we work across a wide range of sectors including Industrial, Medical and Consumer.

This is a very exciting role as the Prototype Production Engineer/Technician.  You will play a substantial role in the business, and your responsibilities will include prototyping, small-scale production, maintenance, process ownership, process improvement and interpreting component drawings.

The role...

As the Prototype Production Engineer/Technician your role will involve the following important duties:

  • Production of prototypes
  • Use of machinery, 3D printers, CNC, Processing Stations which will include HP4200 3D multi-jet fusion Printer
  • Implementation & ownership of quality small-scale production from request to outgoing product
  • Development, documentation, ownership, monitoring and improvement of small-scale production processes to improve quality of output
  • Meet deadlines
  • Day to day safe and efficient management & running of the workshop/laboratory
  • Ownership of workshop/laboratory induction training
  • Spares ordering and stock management (materials, fastenings and machine tools)
  • Liaise with suppliers, conduct planned maintenance & calibration, maintain records and clean the workshop equipment as required
  • Perform risk assessments
  • Maintain a safe working environment (COSHH & Health & Safety awareness)
  • Working independently, as well as in a team, supporting & communicating with the design team
  • Timesheet recording

The experience required…

Time served in a workshop/laboratory environment. Good working knowledge of process implementation, prototyping, 3D printers, CNC machinery and workshop management is desirable.

  • Experience in running a workshop/laboratory
  • A flexible attitude to work
  • Able to work independently and deliver results
  • Experience in stores / stock controlling in the past
  • Drive and the ability to engage with people
  • Ability to report

The Consultancy…

Design Reality are an award winning product design and development consultancy that specialise in taking products from conception to reality. Established in 2000, they currently employ 22 people and are located in St Asaph, North Wales just off the A55. They avidly promote a true entrepreneurial environment

Products produced have assisted Dentistry, Sports Therapy, Health & Safety in relation to respirators, gas detection, thermal imaging as well as a home energy monitoring device that utilises artificial intelligence


We have a fantastic workshop/laboratory which includes leading edge 3D Printers and CNC Machinery such as

HP4200 3D multi-jet fusion Printer

Stratasys Eden Printer

Connex 500 Printer

XYZ CNC Milling machine

Reverse engineering Laser Scanning Capability

Well Established workshop facilities

VACUUM Casting

Liquid Silicone Injection

Low Pressure Moulding capability (MacroMelt)

Extensive Electronics Lab



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