Want to find out more about our advanced digital manufacturing services? Take a look behind the scenes, gain some insider tips, industry insights and more with our short videos.
Reinventing Manufacturing with Injection Moulding
We all know that in today's fast paced market place, speed is the key to success. So how can can you utilise rapid injection moulding to ensure you product gets to market fast?
Plastic injection moulding, liquid silicone rubber moulding or overmoulding / insert moulding... which process is right for you project?
We take a look at some of the hidden truths about injection moulding and discuss why you would want to choose aluminium over steel for your mould tool.
In this second part of our hidden truths series, we discuss supplier efficiencies and how we've been able to achieve our unprecedented speeds.
CNC Machining Process and Capability
Quick-turn CNC machining works best for rapid prototyping, form and fit testing, jigs and fixtures, and functional components for end-use applications. We have hundreds of high-speed CNC machines that manufacture parts on time, every time.
Will Leah discusses why you might choose CNC machining and how this subtractive manufacturing process could save you time and money.
In this interview with Ray Reynolds (Account Manager, Protolabs), we discuss why you might consider CNC machining for rapid prototyping.
3D Printing Processes and capabilities
Industrial 3D printing is great for functional - rapid prototypes, complex designs, reducing multipart assemblies, and end-use applications. Our rigorous quality control measures and commercial-grade equipment create highly precise parts every single time.
Stereolithography (SL) works by using an ultraviolet (UV) laser that draws on the surface of paper-thin layers of thermoset liquid resin, creating solid layers.
Here at Protolabs we offer a variety of cutting-edge technologies to produce precision-engineered parts from a range of plastics, designed to suit your needs.
Creating parts using 3D printing is easier than ever before, and prototyping and making design changes is fast, affordable and intuitive.
For fast, quality results, MultiJet Fusion (MJF) is unparalleled as a 3D printing process, and it's able to produce functional nylon prototypes and end-use production parts in a single day.
3D Printing is creating a whole new world of manufacturing, with the ability to create complex designs with quality and precision and deliver faster, more affordable results.
Ideal for medical devices and components, PolyJet 3D printing is able to create multi-material prototypes combining both rigid and elastomeric materials.
Watch an initial concept for a product move from sketch to 3D CAD model to final part. Once a design is uploaded at Protolabs, we provide an interactive quote with real-time pricing information and manufacturability feedback within hours.
Product designers and engineers can upload a 3D CAD model online at any time to receive an interactive ProtoQuote® with free design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis and real-time pricing information within hours.
Damian Hennessey, Global Sales Director - Protolabs, speaks to The Engineer magazine about how a decades old concept is now doubly relevant in the modern age of digital manufacturing.