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Protolabs adds high performance Aluminium 5083 to its rapid CNC service

Posted On 22 February 2022 By Matt Hatch
As the world’s leading digital manufacturer, we have added Aluminium 5083-H111 (3.3547 or AlMg4.5Mn0.7) to our range of over 40 stocked metal and plastic materials for our fast turnaround CNC service. The material is widely used in extreme environments with its high magnesium content making it highly resistant to saltwater and industrial chemicals.

Titanium vs Aluminum: Workhorse Metals for Machining and 3D Printing

Posted On 01 December 2021 By Steve Konick
Light weight and strength help aluminum and titanium excel for 3D-printed and machined parts.
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CNC Flexible Lead Time Option – Save Costs With Longer Lead Times

Posted On 10 August 2021 By Protolabs
Our new CNC Flexible Lead Time option puts you in control of when you want your CNC parts shipped and how much you pay.
CNC machining

Understanding CNC manufacturing costs

Posted On 19 May 2021 By David Ewing
Understanding CNC manufacturing costs
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.
CNC machining

New Big Block CNC Machined Parts in a day from Protolabs

Posted On 05 May 2020 By 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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Delrin Material Properties Offer Strong, Versatile Plastic Alternative to Metal

Posted On 28 January 2020 By Protolabs
Consider Delrin as an excellent plastic replacement for metal because of its strength, versatility.
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A Tough Part – Anodised Aluminium

Posted On 20 March 2019 By 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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Protolabs: Secondary Services

Posted On 12 February 2019 By Matt Hatch
Secondary services may be required to meet the process control, functional or cosmetic (typically branding or labelling) needs for a specific project. The necessity of these additional services are determined by that specific need.
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6 Considerations for CNC Part Design

Posted On 26 September 2018 By Saleem Shariff
We take a look at the different considerations when designing parts for milling and turning processes which can accelerate production and reduce your costs.