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Automotive Industry Embraces Additive Manufacturing

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

Welcome to Your All New Digital Manufacturing Platform

Posted On 02 November 2020 Matt Hatch
When we launched more than 20 years ago, our digital manufacturing model was revolutionary. But it’s been necessary to continuously evolve ever since – by expanding our manufacturing services and enhancing our capabilities way beyond the original prototyping service. Many of the customers we serve have grown along with us, so expectation is being continuously elevated.

Our on-demand manufacturing (ODM) service, through our new quoting platform, delivers more options and greater flexibility

Posted On 02 November 2020 Matt Hatch
Our brand new online quoting platform is not the only exciting launch from Protolabs recently. We are also now offering on-demand manufacturing (ODM) as well as prototyping. This means that we can now support you further through your product life-cycle journey.

Driving Changes in Automotive Engineering

Posted On 06 February 2019 Stephen Dyson
Automotive manufacturers are facing far greater challenges than ever before, with a global skills shortage in engineering combined with increased demand for customised cars. Thankfully, new technologies can plug the gap and reduce time to market...

Shortening the Development Cycle in the Aerospace Sector

Posted On 16 January 2019 Stephen Dyson
Safety is the overriding concern in aerospace and space technology - countless test cycles, inspection procedures and certificates are behind every single part of the jigsaw. Although safety requirements are non-negotiable, they come at a cost – they slow down the speed of the product development cycle.

Why Your Parts Supplier Should be ISO 9001 Certified

Posted On 19 September 2018 Stephen Dyson
Protolabs' quality system starts when a customer uploads a part file and runs through the entire manufacturing process and into shipping.

Meeting the Need for Speed

Posted On 12 September 2018 Damian Hennessey
Protolabs puts products where they’re needed. When they’re needed.

Industry 4.0: Automated Connectivity

Posted On 22 August 2018 Stephen Dyson
Industry 4.0 is considered the future. How can manufacturers unlock the opportunities it offers?

The Futuro House... in Space

Posted On 10 August 2018 Laura Reeves
Protolabs send a 3D Printed replcia of Matti Suuronen's Futuro house into the stratosphere

Metal 3D Printing Requires New Thought Process

Posted On 11 July 2018 Protolabs
As product development speeds up, the design rules are changing. Nowhere is this more apparent when looking at the industrial 3D printing process of direct metal laser sintering.