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Injection moulding – What are the advantages?

Posted On 07 January 2022 By Matthew Hatch
Injection moulding has a number of advantages. It is a cost effective, highly repeatable way of producing plastic parts with high precision. Once set up, it can produce a huge amount of parts per hour from a wide range of different plastics plus other materials such as liquid silicone rubber.
Your New Digital Manufacturing Platform for Quoting, Design Analysis, and Part Ordering

How to: Quoting, Design Analysis, and Part Ordering

Posted On 02 November 2020 By Matthew Hatch
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.
How to: A Deep Dive into Design Analysis

How to: A Deep Dive into Design Analysis

Posted On 02 November 2020 By 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.
Why Change is Good: The Evolution of a Digital Manufacturing Platform

Why Change is Good: The Evolution of a Digital Manufacturing Platform

Posted On 02 November 2020 By 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.
What's Changing by Service Line: Injection Moulding

What's Changing by Service Line: Injection moulding

Posted On 20 October 2020 By Matthew Hatch
In this particular article we’ll take a look at the new platform for when uploading parts for injection moulding – Protolabs’ world-leading service for rapid prototypes and end-use production parts.
Protolabs’ new quoting platform by service line: CNC Machining

What's Changing by Service Line: CNC Machining

Posted On 20 October 2020 By Matthew Hatch
In this particular article we’ll take a look at the new platform for when uploading parts for CNC machining – Protolabs’ world-leading service for rapid prototypes and end-use production parts.
Protolabs’ new quoting platform by service line: 3D Printing

What's Changing by Service Line: 3D Printing

Posted On 20 October 2020 By Matthew Hatch
In this particular article we’ll take a look at the new platform for when uploading parts for 3D printing – Protolabs’ world-leading service for rapid prototypes and functional parts.