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What's Changing by Service Line: Injection moulding

Posted On 20 October 2020 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.
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What's Changing by Service Line: CNC Machining

Posted On 20 October 2020 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.
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What's Changing by Service Line: 3D Printing

Posted On 20 October 2020 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.
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Ultrasint™ TPU01: A new versatile and fast processing material for Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing

Posted On 01 June 2020 Ashlea Hoang
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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