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Excellence in engineering and low volume manufacturing

Bringing design to life since 2003

Paragon Rapid Technologies provides world-class support throughout the product development cycle, from innovation to manufacturing. For more than 15 years our specialist service engineers have been helping businesses like yours excel in your industry sector. We help you bring complex, or simple, designs to life and to keep your supply chain agile.

Operating through three core business streams, Paragon AM Technologies, Paragon Rapid Technologies and Paragon CNC Technologies, Paragon Rapid Technologies Limited is a market-leading one-stop-shop for rapid prototypes and on-demand production parts. Our outstanding technical expertise and process knowledge help us provide manufacturing support of the highest quality to the aerospace, defence and security, automotive and transport, medical, consumer, industrial, architectural, entertainment and energy, oil and gas industries.

Formed in 2003, we are part of the Northern Powerhouse with purpose-built facilities at our head office in Darlington, County Durham.

Manufacturing revolutionised.

Transform your production process with reduced costs, innovative design capability and faster lead times. 3D printing for prototyping, pattern masters and tooling. Additive manufacturing for tool-free volume production of end-use parts.

Production re-imagined.

Resolve your manufacturing needs with CNC machining services and quality engineered solutions. Mass-production of precision machined parts and bespoke gauging on demand in accordance with major quality standards.

Innovation streamlined.

Reduce production inefficiencies with a range of rapid technologies including vacuum casting, RIM, silicone components and model making capabilities. Finished, end-use parts in a variety of materials from fire-retardant resins to soft rubbers.

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Distinct markets across the world
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Highly skilled, experienced engineers and modelmakers
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Clients from OEMs, Tier 1s, Tier 2s, agencies and engineering companies

A word from our Founders

About Paragon Rapid Technologies

"We provide world-class support throughout the product development cycle, from innovation to manufacturing. We help deliver millions of products to their intended markets - quickly and efficiently."
Phill Adamson and Peter Humphrey
Founding Directors

Dedicated project engineers

Customer service, quality, cost efficiency, transparent management, tight collaboration and a focussed approach are the cornerstones of our business. This ensures that from the moment you submit an RFQ to the moment you receive your products, our customer service will be exemplary.

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Meet our senior and commercial management team

With an unwavering passion for developing new business and a firm belief that innovation and adding value is a recipe for success, Phill has grown Paragon from a one-machine company to a market leader for product development and low volume manufacturing.

Phill Adamson

Phillip Adamson

Founder & CEO

Peter's technical expertise has enabled us to deliver some of our biggest projects, from scaled down model wind turbines to £1.5m automotive programmes. His main focus is on exploring new technologies and materials to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of our industry.

Peter Humphrey

Peter Humphrey

Founder & Technical Director
Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson

Finance Director

Marc leads the Rapid Technologies business unit, ensuring our prototyping and low volume services in RIM, Vacuum Casting, 3D Printing and Silicone Casting deliver on cost effectiveness, timeliness and outstanding customer service.

Marc Faux

Marc Faux

Commercial Manager, Rapid Technologies

Lou is responsible for developing and implementing marketing and promotional strategy across all our business streams.

Leonie Hilsdon

Leonie Hilsdon

Group Marketing Manager

Michael's extensive CNC commercial management experience gained in the automotive, aerospace and medical sectors has enabled him to quadruple Paragon CNC Technologies market share over the course of the last year. His plans to expand have resulted in major investments in both technology and skilled personnel.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Commercial Manager, CNC Technologies

Andrew is an experienced model maker with a design degree. Thanks to his unflappable nature and an ability to assimilate technical and customer knowledge rapidly, he now leads Paragon's team of dedicated project engineers. He is passionate about Paragon's reputation and quality of service.

Andy McCormack

Andrew McCormack

Commercial Projects Manager

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Meet our sales team

Steve's considerable technical knowledge and problem-solving skills are invaluable to his customers. He has been key to our rapid growth and the development of our reputation as a leading product development and low volume manufacturing solutions provider over the past five years.

Ste Ritchie

Steve Ritchie

Sales Manager, Northern Counties

Howard is responsible for developing new business, primarily in the Midlands and the South. He has been instrumental in introducing Paragon to new automotive customers and new markets such as the maritime sector.

Howard Gray

Howard Gray

New Business Development Manager, Midlands and the South

Mark has a wealth of automotive development experience gained from across the world. He is responsible for delivering supply chain solutions to automotive OEMs, engineering development companies, Tier 1s and Tier 2s.

Mark Rimmer

Mark Rimmer

Sector Specialist, Automotive

Dan is an engineering sales specialist, with extensive experience in contract management for component parts as well as assembly and inspection. He works across all sectors on behalf of our CNC Technologies business unit.

Mark Rimmer

Dan Welham

Engineering Sales Manager

Roy is our champion of additive manufacturing. His expertise for AM applications with MJF and DLS technologies is exemplary, as is his track record for helping customers with AM solutions to their unmouldable problems.

Roy Crombie

Roy Crombie

AM Technical Sales Manager

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Meet our project engineers

Robson joined Paragon as a model maker in 2017 after graduating from Teesside with a degree in product design. 6 months later he joined the commercial team as a project manager, with focus on the automotive sector. In particular he works on low volume solutions.

Robson Turnbull

Robson Turnbull

Project Engineer

Craig joined Paragon in 2018 as a project manager. He has a design and engineering background and manages a range of projects, from 3D printing to vacuum casting, across all our markets.

Craig Fenby

Craig Fenby

Project Engineer

Josh joined the team in November 2019 as an apprentice project manager, having spent 8 months in our factory mastering various processes, from additive manufacturing to Reaction Injection Moulding.

Josh Greig

Joshua Greig

Apprentice Project Engineer

Lewis has a Masters in Design Engineering and joined the Projects team in 2020. His attention to detail and problem solving attitude are huge assets.

Lewis Hemblade

Project Engineer

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Meet our production management team

Having joined Paragon as a silicone toolmaker in 2007, Paul quickly moved to set up our RIM department. He moved to the commercial team in 2015, first as a project engineer and latterly as our R&D Engineer. He is responsible for providing technical support and researching and developing new materials and technologies.

Paul Fowler

Paul Fowler

R & D Engineering Manager

Charlie is responsible for the day to day running of Paragon’s Additive, 3D printing and DLS technologies. The department aims to meet customers delivery requirements and quality expectations, and Charlie is a member of the technology research team.

Charlie Richardson

Charlie Richardson

3D Print Production Manager

David controls the ISO accreditations and quality aspects of all our business streams. He recently saw Paragon receive the BSI Kitemark and is now working towards IATF for 2021.

Dave Hamm

David Hamm

Quality Manager

David joined Paragon as a tool maker in 2007. Having worked across all Paragon's prototyping and model making departments, he became part of the management team in 2016. He is responsible for ensuring our production lines run smoothly, and our customers receive products of outstanding quality.

Dave Rogerson

Dave Rogerson

Prototype Production Manager