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Proto Labs, Inc.

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Rapid Prototyping Services

“Our mission is to end nosocomial infections once and for all, and ensure the safety of patients in the US and beyond.” (read more)

Mason jars—the ones Great Grandma used to fill up with green beans every fall—are made to be reused. Sometime after John L. Mason patented them, someone realized that they could be reused for something besides preserving fruits and vegetables, adding a handle and turning the venerable storage jar into a mug. (read more)

“Traditional chemical testing seemed slow and cumbersome. We’ve gotten used to instant access to information and in many areas have found the technology to achieve that." (read more)

CNC Machining Services

Our reference poster covers Proto Labs’ suite of seven additive, machining and molding services with brief descriptions about each process paired with an intuitive infographic of available materials and capabilities. (read more)

Roger Schmitz has a simple formula for designing a great new product: build and test; build and test; then build and test some more. That’s what he and the development team at Fortiori Design in Spicer Minnesota have been doing since he first conceptualized the Moxy muscle oxygen sensor in the fall of 2010. (read more)

Need only 1-10 parts? Our Firstcut process uses standard materials to produce truly functional prototype parts. Upload your 3D CAD model and receive a web-based, interactive 3D FirstQuote® today.

ISO 9001:2008 Certified (read more)

“The case has to precisely fit the electronics, the touchscreen, and the glass. And it has to allow electronic communications between the fully enclosed electronics and the Wi-Fi network.” (read more)

Plastic Molding Services

Our Design Cube illustrates important considerations when designing plastic injection molded parts. It showcases a range of available surface finishes and examples of bosses, gussets, and ribs. It also demonstrates the impact on part quality of overly thick or thin sections, as well as ways to incorporate holes and their potential effect on resin flow. Register today and get yours free! (read more)

Design Tip Subscription

Would you like helpful advice and suggestions to efficiently and cost-effectively design your injection molded parts? This e-newsletter delivers useful tips, advice and guidelines on everything from selecting materials to designing injection molded parts using cams, shut-offs, living hinges and more.

Sign up for our monthly Design Tips today! (read more)

Our Demo Mold is an instructive plastic model that shows the injection-molding mechanics behind the production of parts. See how the A and B sides of a mold interact with ejector pins, side-actions, gates, runners and other design features to create the prototypes that product designers and engineers see every day. Order a free Demo Mold now. (read more)

For a general guide to choosing resins for injection molding: see our Resin Selection Guide. For a listing of resins that we keep on hand, go to our Stocked Resins list. To see a list of links to manufacturers, search engines and other resin resources, click on Resin Links, and for resin coloring information: Custom Colors.

Resin Selection Guide... (read more)

Protogami’s three-dimensional flexagons create a continual kaleidocycle that exposes a different set of triangular faces with each turn of its living hinges. It lets product designers and engineers see commonly used materials like ABS, PC and acetal, and how they interact with different surface finishes. Register for a free Protogami today. (read more)

Protomold's monthly Design Tips are a popular and useful resource for designers and design engineers. We've compiled over 90 tips for designing injection molded parts in seven handy, downloadable volumes. You'll find useful tips and guidelines on everything from selecting materials to designing parts cost-effectively. Get your free tips today! (read more)

Proto Labs helps remove the speed bumps created by tedious quoting times with an automated system that provides an interactive quote within hours of uploading a 3D CAD model. You can make adjustments to the surface finish, material and delivery of your parts inside the quote and pricing will update in real time. (read more)

Our Protomold Design Tips email newsletter arrives in subscribers' inbox once a month, delivering helpful advice and suggestions for efficiently and cost-effectively designing injection molded parts. Tips are delivered the last Wednesday of every month. (read more)

"Designing for Moldability" from Protomold® is a quick-reference user guide for rapid injection molding, great for engineers and designers. Download this invaluable guide today! (read more)

Contract Manufacturing Services

Proto Labs, through its Protomold injection molding service and Firstcut CNC machining service, is the world's fastest source for real parts. The company fills a unique niche in the manufacturing of quick turn parts, using a combination of advanced, proprietary software and sophisticated equipment to produce prototype and low volume runs of custom injection molded an... (read more)

Materials Matter: Read up on resin selection

This enlightening white paper guides you in the often daunting task of determining performance parameters of different thermoplastic materials, and selecting the best resin for your application. Get expert advice in this free white paper. (read more)

Proto Labs® is the world's fastest source for custom CNC machined and injection molded parts. With our First Cut® and Protomold® services, you get real materials, real functionality, and real value —in as little as one day. REALLY. (read more)

See how Protomold and Firstcut have helped companies across numerous industries including Automotive, Communications, Electronics, and Medical get their products to market FAST! (read more)

The Proto Labs Journal is a quarterly print journal that provides innovations, ideas, and news on the design and application of rapid injection molding and CNC prototyping. (read more)

Additive Manufacturing Services

Learn about various 3D printing technologies and the most appropriate application for each by downloading our free white paper on additive manufacturing. (read more)