Proto Labs, Inc.

5540 Pioneer Creek Dr.
Maple Plain, MN 55359 US

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Protolabs Launches Productuion Capabilities for Metal 3D Printing
Digital manufacturing company, Protolabs launched production capabilities for its metal 3D printing service.

Protolabs Celebrates 20 Years with Grand Opening of New Facility
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.

hand playing Specdrums

3D Printing Aids Both Short- and Long-Term Production Needs
Protolabs helped Specdrums nail down the design of Sepcdrums’s musical education tool with rapid injection molding.

Uddeholm mold halves for a juicer and the juicer

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Additive Manufacturing
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including additive manufacturing.

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AMC 2018 Sessions Highlight Innovation in AM Technologies
Details regarding conference speakers and sessions are available for the Additive Manufacturing Conference 2018. Check out these abstracts so you can begin planning your AMC 2018 agenda.

Manufacturing Leadership Award

Protolabs Wins Operational Excellence in Manufacturing Award
Frost & Sullivan honors Protolabs with the Manufacturing Leadership Award for operational excellence.

New Protolabs facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Protolabs Expands Capacity with New Building and More Machines
Protolabs has purchased a new manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and invested in additional manufacturing equipment to expand its capacity.

3d printed mold

Defining Rapid Manufacturing
A broad definition of rapid manufacturing is the use of software automation and connected manufacturing equipment to rapidly accelerate the manufacturing process. Read how one provider breaks down some of the considerations when applied to 3D printing.

Demo Mold Teaching and Marketing Tool
I can’t lie. It’s refreshing these days to get something in your mailbox that you can hold in your hands versus an email. This week I got a nifty little demo mold in the mail that I then used to explain to my son just how a mold works. What a simple teaching tool and a great marketing tool.

Proto Labs machines

Technology Showcase: More of What’s to Come at WESTEC
There will be so much to do and see at WESTEC 2017. If you are planning to attend, be sure to check out these products, which will be on display.

Proto Labs machines

Services Meet Needs of Low-Volume, High-Mix Segment
Westec 2017 and EMO 2017: Proto Labs has added a range of services designed to address the on-demand manufacturing needs of the growing low-volume, high-mix product segment.

Insert Molding Boosts Part Functionality, Strength
Proto Labs has added metal insert capabilities to its rapid injection molding service, now able to manufacture parts with molded-in threaded inserts, bushings and metal bosses.

IMTS 2016 Announces Additive Manufacturing Pavilion
A novelty at IMTS 2008, 3D printing is taking its rightful place as an industrial solution.

tab gate

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

Product Categories of Proto Labs, Inc.

Additive Manufacturing Machines for metal parts
Additive Manufacturing Machines for polymer parts
Material for Additive Manufacturing—composites
Material for Additive Manufacturing—metal
Part & Tooling Production Services—Additive Manufacturing
Prototype Tooling Services
Prototype/Short-run/Injection Molding Services