CNC machining is a manufacturing technique that has stood the test of time, offering the capability to manufacture both rapid prototypes and quality, end-use parts. Here at Protolabs we turn parts with a CNC lathe with live tooling, so features like axial and radial holes, flats, grooves and slots can be machined. We have the capacity, automation, and technical expertise to machine parts in as fast as same day and we provide free design analysis, enabling quicker design iterations and ensuring part manufacturability before the production begins.
We are the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for rapid prototypes and on-demand production parts. Our automated quoting and manufacturing systems allow us to machine commercial grade parts from more than 30 engineering-grade plastics and metals.
Parts in as fast as 1 day
Our technical expertise and process know-how is founded on having built over 1.5 million unique geometries over the past 15 years.
In-house engineering staff
Our digital thread, includes the automated design for manufacturability analysis, rigorous process controls, equipment standardisation, and digital inspections. This ensures the highest level of manufacturing reliability, repeatability, and part quality.
Precision and repeatability every time
We have the broadest selection of in-house rapid manufacturing services and an unmatched global footprint and manufacturing capacity guaranteeing on-time delivery and supplier reliability every single time.
Unmatched capacity with over 130+ industrial grade mills and lathes
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Such is the nature of our business that working with the unusual and different is familiar territory, but the Power Fist was certainly one of our more exciting projects. Commissioning Protolabs to machine the fingers was an easy decision. We knew the company’s technical capabilities and its track record to deliver exactly what we wanted."Matt Passmore, Product Design Manager, Luma ID
Thanks to Protolabs rapid machining, we can go from the drawing stage to reality in only a matter of days. It's a great asset with respect to our clients, completing the design review on a finalised prototype sets us apart from large groups that are much less flexible."Cédric Lambert, President, Lourd’innov
Working with Protolabs on this project was very cost-effective for us and, although we produced multiple designs at the drawing stage, after design analysis (from Protolabs) the prototype was right first time."Tom Pawinski, Design and Development Engineer, Rotork