Case Studies

See how innovative companies are using rapid manufacturing to solve complex development challenges and launch successful products to market fast.

3D Printed Rhinoceros Skull

Industrial imaging processes and 3D printing are making it possible to bring extinct species to life
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3D Printed Rhinoceros Skull
State-Of-The-Art Technologies Provide Researchers With New Insights
VSP Optical
Eyewear maker uses rapid injection moulding to accelerate design validation in fitness tracker
Opus KSD
An innovative new surgical tool from Opus KSD closes incisions with subcutaneous, bio-absorbable fasteners.
HemoSonics
HemoSonics used 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection moulding to quickly develop blood analysis machine
A Front Seat on Driving Innovation
TRW Automotive’s clock spring components take advantage of injection moulding at Protolabs
ICE
Falmouth based ICE, develops wrist rest and gets the product to market quickly with the help of Protolabs
Atlas
Exoskeleton to combat lumbar pain.
Cablewings
When innovations take wing
Parker Hannifin
Parker Hannifin Brings Exoskeleton to Life
The Lourd’innov Steripass® Transfer System
Fast prototypes offer more scope during design review for Lourd’innov
PepsiCo R&D Team Elevates Packaging Design with 3D Printing
Global food and beverage brand creates replica Black Panther mask with Multi Jet Fusion
Piavita
Swiss company, Piavita, achieved a breakthrough in long-term stress-free examination for horses with their new Vet System.
ISAR Gears
With the aerospace industry increasing demand for electronic drives, ISAR was only too happy to take on the challenge – with expert support from Protolabs
Rotork
Following development trials by Rotork engineers, a patented, ground breaking solution is proving to be highly effective at preventing valve leakage.
Stream Lion
Engineering consulting firm uses production 3D printing to bring new modal hammer design to market.
The Goodsmith Protective Horseshoe
Goodsmith combines barefoot movement with the need for shoeing with plastic parts made by Protolabs.
HP
Tech giant uses moulding to trim development time from months to weeks for next-generation printers
LUMA-ID
The Powerfist Gauntlet from popular fantasy game Warhammer became reality thanks to Luma ID and Protolabs
The Shadow Robot Company
Making robots really useful
Hager
Hager lights the way with an innovative electrical control system
ITL Group
Helping to Make Food Safer
2045Tech
Launch of New ‘Floome’ Model to Market
Alstom
Choo Choo: Protolabs helps Alstom’s Loco Competition Entry Keep on Track!
Epson
Electronics giant leverages rapid prototyping to enhance comfort, design of Moverio augmented reality glasses