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CNC Machining

Ideal for prototypes and low volume production parts (1 to 40+).

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ISO 9001:2015

40+
Plastic and metal materials
450+
CNC machines
75,000+
Machined parts each month

Looking for a reliable, quick-turn supplier of machined plastic and metal components? With hundreds of CNC machines, our unmatched in-house capacity ensures your parts are shipped on-time, every single time. At Protolabs, our CNC machining facilities are designed for both rapid prototyping and low-volume production of end-use components.


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CNC Flexible Lead Time Option

For even more control over the delivery and cost of your machined parts, our CNC Flexible Lead Time option reduces costs and assures on-time shipment with an extended lead time of between 6 and 12 days.

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100% in-house manufacturing

Eliminate downtime spent waiting for parts and safeguard 100% in-house machining with on-demand relief and infinite manufacturing capacity.

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In-depth knowledge, reliable and dependable support

Work with a trusted European based manufacturer and eliminate the risk of sending parts overseas. You can also call or email us at any time and we'll help with ordering parts, design feedback, material recommendations, and answer any questions.

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Reliability and quality, all shipped in as little as in 1 day

Iterate part designs quickly and accelerate product development with quick-turn parts. Our automated design analysis will help spot any difficult to machine features before your design is sent to the manufacturing floor and save you from costly reworks further down the product development cycle.


CNC Machining Processes

CNC Milling

CNC milling is a subtractive manufacturing process that uses 3-axis milling and 5-axis indexed milling processes to rapidly cut solid plastic and metal blocks into final parts.

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CNC Turning

CNC turning with live tooling combines both lathe and mill capabilities to machine parts with cylindrical features from metal rod stock.

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Threading Options and Guidelines

For machined parts, you can easily add threaded features, including key and coil inserts. These can be specified within your interactive quote. When a quote is returned, the 3D display will show which thread types are possible for each feature. Different threads (where possible) or no threads can be selected on a feature-by-feature basis.


Why Choose Protolabs for CNC Machining?


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