Protolabs announces additional injection moulding capabilities
Protolabs, the leading provider of technology-enabled, rapid manufacturing, is demonstrating its strategy of continual evolution with new injection moulding services for European customers.
To expand its injection moulding services —the most established of Protolabs’ three services—Protolabs now offers additional Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) capabilities to support the manufacturer of larger parts.
Protolabs customers can now order LSR moulded parts to a maximum part outline of 304mm by 203mm by 100mm. Technically, this can produce a part with maximum projected mould area of 31,200mm² and maximum part volume of 217,000mm³. Customers can order parts, manufactured on-demand, in volumes of 100,000 and more.
Lee Ball, UK General Manger, commented, “We are in a phase where we are growing all of our services, as demonstrated by our largest ever European investment (in injection moulding and CNC machines) earlier this year. Since then we have increased our on-demand manufacturing capacity for injection moulding to accommodate orders of more than 100,000 parts. Now, in response to customer feedback and demand, we’ve expanded our LSR service offering by increasing the size of the parts we can manufacture.”
Protolabs will now look to further develop all areas of the business. Supporting Protolabs’ growth is a strong workforce, which the company is looking to expand with positions available for individuals with manufacturing and engineering experience to join the company at this exciting time.
Protolabs is the world's fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. The technology-enabled company uses advanced 3D printing, CNC machining and injection moulding technologies to produce parts within days. The result is an unprecedented speed-to-market value for designers and engineers and an on-demand resource throughout a product’s life cycle. Visit protolabs.co.uk for more information.
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