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Ultrasint™ TPU01: A new versatile and fast processing material for Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing

We have expanded our Multi Jet Fusion Service. Ultrasint™ TPU01, a new material, with rubber-like elasticity that is tear and abrasion resistant as well as resistant to grease and oil. This material offers unlimited design possibilities and excellent part accuracy for prototypes and low-volume production parts.
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New Big Block CNC Machined Parts in a day from Protolabs

Posted On 05 May 2020 Matt Hatch
We’ve launched a big block rapid CNC machining service for aluminium 6082 parts. With a reliable shipping time as fast as 1 day from the initial CAD upload, we can now mill from blocks of up to 559mm x 356mm x 95mm.
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Polypropylene 3D printing - A new world of prototyping and product design

Posted On 07 October 2019 Matt Hatch
3D printed parts can now be made in polypropylene, opening up a world of design and testing.
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The Innovation Race

Posted On 01 October 2019 Matt Hatch
Protolabs Auotomotive Report 2019 talking to some of the most influential people in the European automotive industry.
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A 'Cool Idea' That's Beyond The Moon

Posted On 17 July 2019 Matt Hatch
Exactly 50 years ago this month, all eyes were set on the moon as Neil Armstrong took that momentous small step. But these days humans dream of walking and even living on Mars.
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3DPI Awards - Winning Design

Posted On 04 July 2019 Kimmy Forshaw
We wanted to mention how proud we were to once again partner with the 3D Printing Industry to hold the trophy design competition for 2019.
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How Metal 3D Printing can be a Game Changer for Medical Device Development

Posted On 03 May 2019 Annie Cashman
Our original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners in the medical industry are constantly pushing the limits with metal 3D printing, challenging us and other outsourcing suppliers to advance and innovate within this process.
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Grand Designs

Posted On 10 April 2019 Matt Hatch
Design is in our blood and one of the reasons why we are delighted to be a Medical Applications finalist in the 3D Printing Industry Awards
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Turn Cool Ideas Into Reality

Posted On 10 April 2019 Matt Hatch
We are officially launching our £50,000 Cool Idea annual awards scheme across Europe to help turn brilliant ideas into reality.
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Making the Impossible Possible – Copper 3D Printing

Posted On 03 April 2019 Matt Hatch
Until recently if wanted copper parts, your best option to get the part designed and produced quickly was CNC machining...
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A Tough Part – Anodised Aluminium

Posted On 20 March 2019 Matt Hatch
If you need to protect your aluminium part from a harsh working environment or even just add a decorative finish, then anodising could well be the answer.
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