10 Interesting Facts About Proto Labs

From manufacturing space to annual part production to computing power, learn a few interesting facts you may not know about Proto Labs.

 

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A CAPACITY FOR GROWTH
Proto Labs' European operations began in the UK in 2005 and has since expanded to serve all of Europe with additional manufacturing facilities in Germany and Finland. Proto Labs’ European region reported revenues of £50 million for the past 12 months ended June 30, 2017, representing growth of 20 percent on 2016.

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GLOBAL REACH
We currently serve customers in more than 160 countries on six continents.

3

PRO(TO) TIP
You can get up to 10,000 injection-moulded parts with aluminium tooling  at Proto Labs, but there’s a good chance we’ll be able to produce part runs well beyond that depending on material and geometry.

4

SUITE OF SERVICES
We offer three core manufacturing processes: 1. injection moulding: plastic and liquid silicone rubber; over- and insert-moulding.  2. CNC machining (milling and turning). 3. 3D printing processes.  4 technologies—stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering and multi-jet fusion.

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20.5 TFLOPS
The total amount of computing muscle at Proto Labs. What’s a TFLOP? One TFLOP equals a trillion floating point operations per second.

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MORE THAN 1,000...
...mills, lathes, presses and 3D printers fulfilling our customers orders. So we can easily take the pressure off your in house facilities.

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3 MILLION
The number of moulded parts we manufactured globally, every month in 2016.

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31,000 & COUNTING!
Product developers and engineers served in 2016.

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DESIGNING FOR MANUFACTURABILITY
We’ve quoted 1 million unique part numbers for moulded parts globally.  Our free design for manufacturability analysis support part design and project development for designers and engineer worldwide..

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600,000 SQ. M.
The current amount of manufacturing space we occupy worldwide. We’re growing so fast that we are adding at least one 90,000+ sq. m. manufacturing plant each year worldwide.