Proto Labs, Inc.

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Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB) will formally introduce its new metal injection molding process in New York at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing trade show on June 10-12.


Proto Labs, Inc. has announced today the launch of its additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping, Inc. a leading provider of additive manufacturing services.


Proto Labs, Inc. has announced today that product designers can now order liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and metal injection molded (MIM) parts as a standard option under its Protomold injection-molding service.


Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, announces the availability of several additional metals through its Firstcut CNC machining service.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


– 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.


Proto Labs gives help to entrepreneurs and product designers.


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


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.


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.


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


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).


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.


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.


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.


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


Article published in Machine Design.


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


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


“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..."


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.


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...


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...


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


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


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


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


"...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...."


Remember draft angles when designing injection molded parts.


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.


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.


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.


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


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Learn more about the history of Proto Labs, Inc.


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