03/11/2012

Follow these tips for injection molding to get better parts faster.

02/29/2012

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB) announced the completion of its initial public offering of 4,945,000 shares of common stock, including 645,000 shares sold pursuant to the full exercise of an over-allotment option previously granted to the underwriters.

02/23/2012

Proto Labs, Inc. today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4,300,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $16.00 per share

02/01/2012

Here we will review three gate types, which are selected based on the shape and size of the part and the resin being injected.

01/13/2012

In this article of the series, readers will learn about how two MPMA member companies, Top Tool Company and Proto Labs, Inc., contribute to safety in their workplace.

01/03/2012

The latest recipient of the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, SkyLight, aims to make a big impact on global healthcare and science education.

10/20/2011

Proto Labs built 21 prototypes for a hinged, injection- molded “design aid.” The structure’s 30 individual pieces would go into a kit to be assembled by end users. The design aid show users how six resins would look with four different finishes.

10/01/2011

Proto Labs launched a Cool Idea! Award earlier this year to give product designers—who may otherwise lack the resources to get their ideas to market—the support they need to bring innovative products to life.

08/25/2011

Proto Labs continues to earn national accolades as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America

08/23/2011

TruFlavorWare is the first recipient, with additional recipients to be named. Throughout the course of this year, Proto Labs will provide an aggregate of up to $100,000 worth of prototyping and short-run production services to award recipients.

08/01/2011

Rather than use plastic silverware to combat a common side effect of chemo, patients now can use these silverware-like utensils that don’t ruin food.

07/25/2011

– Proto Labs, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock.

07/01/2011

Proto Labs gives help to entrepreneurs and product designers.

06/20/2011

Proto Labs, Inc. has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

05/01/2011

Backwater Paddles started out with a great idea but figured they needed to up the cool factor. Read about how Proto Labs helps Backwater Paddles transform a wood paddle to plastic.

04/19/2011

Proto Labs has announced the launch of its Cool Idea! award, a new program designed to give product designers the opportunity to bring innovative products to life.

03/04/2011

Geometoy, Jonathan Stapleton’s design business, got its start in 2002 with a project for a college art class.

02/07/2011

For one sample part, the "3D print" cost $125 and was made using FDM technology, such as used by Stratasys machines. Proto Labs would quote the same part in Delrin for only $146. Want metal? Aluminum is only a few dollars more ($150).

08/23/2010

Rapid injection molding and automated CNC machining have closed the gap between the speed and cost savings of additive processes and the ability to produce a fully functional and testable part.

05/06/2010

Having a reliable external injection molded components supplier on speed dial seems like a more common requirement for today’s medical device design engineer. However, prior to making that choice, there are a number of aspects to evaluate.

05/06/2010

First Cut CNC machining service from Proto Labs can now provide aluminum parts, made from your 3D CAD model, with shipments of one to three business days.

04/20/2010

Virtual prototyping is valuable, but companies should build and test functional prototypes as early as possible.

02/22/2010

Article published in Machine Design.

01/04/2010

Technical Editor Paul Rako looks at analog technology in power supplies, interface, the signal path, and life in general.

09/28/2009

Appliance Design Article: There are two primary methods for directly producing prototype parts: additive and subtractive.

09/01/2009

“The number-one reason we’re so fast is because we’ve audited the engineering out of the processes,” Cleveland says, "... We can go from a 3D CAD model to a mold design in under an hour and then be cutting those mold components in an hour after that..."

09/01/2009

Medical Design article: When are seemingly more expensive mass production methods the way to go vs. prototype or low production? To answer that question, you'll need to follow some important steps.

07/01/2009

The purpose of this article is to explore the advantages and limitations of the major prototyping technologies. It provides process descriptions and discusses material properties of parts produced by each...

06/09/2009

Even though additive rapid prototyping receives most of the news buzz in the industry, don’t overlook subtractive rapid prototyping. Recent developments in subtractive RP can help you eliminate even more steps and costs in your development process...

05/05/2009

Proto Labs, Inc. (www.protolabs.com), the global leader in quick-turn CNC machining and injection molding today announced the celebration of ten years in business.

04/15/2009

Mass customization is part-way here; when the rest will arrive is anyone’s guess.

04/13/2009

Proto Labs, Inc. (www.protolabs.com), the global leader in rapid injection molding and quick-turn CNC machining, announces that it has recently completed its ISO 9001:2008 certification.

04/01/2009

Proto Labs Case Study with Newman Medical. Newman Medical's first product was the BabyBeat Doppler, a fetal ultrasound system designed for home use.

04/01/2009

"...a method called “rapid injection molding” quickly and inexpensively provides prototypes to test form, fit, and function — and in the same plastic selected for production...."

01/26/2009

Remember draft angles when designing injection molded parts.

01/26/2009

Whether experienced or a novice, every engineer can benefit from tips gleaned by the experience of others. Here are several that can make plastic injection molding more productive and profitable for you.

08/05/2008

View entire injection molded parts order history, 3D part images; resins and milling processes; upload 3D drawings to request a quote; review costs and order new parts.

02/15/2008

You can carve your finished product out of a larger block of material, you can build it up, or you can mold it in place.

02/01/2008

Protomold's supercomputer allows them to get parts to their customers FAST!

01/22/2008

Check out our latest Update to read all about our "Big News"!

01/15/2008

Learn more about the history of Proto Labs, Inc.

12/13/2007

What is the best way to get prototypes and low volumes of my plastic part design?

12/13/2007

Learn how Protomold helps designsUNLIMITED get their products to market FAST!