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 Vapour Smoothing

Vapour Smoothing

Posted On 10 January 2022 By Matt Hatch
Protolabs’ new post-process ‘vapour smoothing’ – a first for European digital manufacturing – has developed additive manufacturing further. It enables parts 3D printed from the commonly used material PA-12 and the elastic TPU-01 to be 3D printed with a smooth surface finish similar to that produced by injection moulding.
Tensile Testing for 3D Printing Materials

Tensile Testing for 3D Printing Materials

Posted On 01 December 2021 By Rachel Hunt
Tensile strength testing for 3D printing materials determines how a material will behave under load.
Putzbrunn Facility - Germany

A new era for 3D printing in Europe

Posted On 22 November 2021 By Matt Hatch
We are proud to officially open our new 3D printing centre of excellence in Putzbrunn near Munich. The centre is a world class facility that contains future-oriented technologies, highly skilled employees and a host of sustainable benefits.
Porsche's 3D-printed electric drive unit housing

Automotive Industry Embraces Additive Manufacturing

Posted On 18 October 2021 By Protolabs
The automotive industry is doubling down on its push to adapt additive manufacturing technologies
Vapour Smoothed Part

How vapour smoothing takes the surface quality of 3D printed parts to the next level

Posted On 07 July 2021 By Matt Hatch
How vapour smoothing takes the surface quality of 3D printed parts to the next level
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.
3D Printing | Ultrasint™ TPU01: A new versatile and fast processing material for Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing

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

Posted On 01 June 2020 By 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.
Polypropylene Part

Polypropylene 3D printing - A new world of prototyping and product design

Posted On 07 October 2019 By Matt Hatch
3D printed parts can now be made in polypropylene, opening up a world of design and testing.
Protolabs Trophy Winner - Optim by Ferran Sánchez Monferrer

3DPI Awards - Winning Design

Posted On 04 July 2019 By 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.
Cranial Implant

Grand Designs

Posted On 10 April 2019 By 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