5/29/2019

Protolabs Celebrates 20 Years with Grand Opening of New Facility

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Digital manufacturer Protolabs celebrates its 20-year anniversary with the grand opening of its state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, MN.

Digital manufacturer Protolabs celebrates its 20-year anniversary with the grand opening of its state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, MN. The 215,000 sq. ft. CNC machining facility, which currently houses nearly 300 mills and lathes, is the company’s eighth manufacturing plant in the U.S. and twelfth globally.

Protolabs has seen aggressive growth over the past two decades because of its manufacturing model that couples digital front-end part analysis with automated toolpathing to produce custom machined components in as fast as 24 hours. The company now serves more than 45,000 unique product developers each year, across three continents and 60 countries. The company has grown in capabilities with four flagship services and 11 manufacturing technologies, and it has added capacity with more than 1 million sq. ft. of manufacturing space that houses over 1,000 machines, producing nearly 4 million parts each month.

An official grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Brooklyn Park facility, providing community and industry leaders with an opportunity see the smart facility firsthand.

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