The Digital Thread

Your blog feed for manufacturing resources, in-depth features, and industry news.

How to: Quoting, Design Analysis, and Part Ordering

We're here, right now, because we’ve revolutionised manufacturing once again with our all-new digital experience engineered with you—our customer—in mind. From quoting to production to quality control, we’ve rebuilt our entire manufacturing system around speed to help transform ideas to products and optimize manufacturing throughout the product life cycle, prototyping to on-demand production.
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PROTOLABS 3D PRINTING PROVIDES CONFIDENCE TO OIL & GAS AND ENERGY INDUSTRIES WITH FIRST-TO-MARKET DNV CERTIFICATION

Posted On 20 May 2021 Protolabs
Expanding our support for the energy sector with first to market DNV ‘Qualification of Manufacturer’ certification
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Understanding CNC manufacturing costs

Posted On 19 May 2021 David Ewing
Understanding CNC manufacturing costs
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The Great Engineering Challenge of Tomorrow

Posted On 25 March 2021 Protolabs
The Great Engineering Challenge of Tomorrow. Sustainability Training Hackathon.
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10 Reasons to Attend the Protolabs Sustainability Training Hackathon

Posted On 25 March 2021 Protolabs
10 Reasons to Attend the Protolabs Sustainability Training Hackathon
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The Protolabs Sustainability Training Hackathon – What Will I Get From It?

Posted On 25 March 2021 Protolabs
The Protolabs Sustainability Training Hackathon – What Will I Get From It?
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Protolabs Acquires Online Manufacturing Platform 3D Hubs

Posted On 19 January 2021 Protolabs
We’re excited to announce that we will be able to serve even more of your manufacturing needs with the acquisition of 3D Hubs. That’s right, 3D Hubs is joining the Protolabs family to create the world’s largest digital manufacturing platform.
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How to: A Deep Dive into Design Analysis

Posted On 02 November 2020 Matthew Hatch
In this, our second post in the series, we take a closer look at what is arguably the most important benefit of the platform, sandwiched between your request for analysis and actual placement of your order. It’s our automated, interactive design analysis. And with the relaunch of our new platform, you’ll see that we’ve given it a modern interface along with some new features you’ll find valuable.
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Why Change is Good: The Evolution of a Digital Manufacturing Platform

Posted On 02 November 2020 Matthew Hatch
We launched our company and its digital manufacturing model more than 20 years ago, and a necessary constant throughout those past two decades in the industry has been change. You simply cannot survive as a technology-forward manufacturing company that is complacent with where it is as at—you have to be future-facing.
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Welcome to Your All New Digital Manufacturing Platform

Posted On 02 November 2020 Matt Hatch
When we launched more than 20 years ago, our digital manufacturing model was revolutionary. But it’s been necessary to continuously evolve ever since – by expanding our manufacturing services and enhancing our capabilities way beyond the original prototyping service. Many of the customers we serve have grown along with us, so expectation is being continuously elevated.
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Our on-demand manufacturing (ODM) service, through our new quoting platform, delivers more options and greater flexibility

Posted On 02 November 2020 Matt Hatch
Our brand new online quoting platform is not the only exciting launch from Protolabs recently. We are also now offering on-demand manufacturing (ODM) as well as prototyping. This means that we can now support you further through your product life-cycle journey.
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