Proto Labs Inc  

Maple Plain,  MN 
United States
http://www.protolabs.com
  • Booth: 723

Proto Labs is a technology-enabled company committed to being a quick-turn manufacturing solution and an enabler of great ideas. We have three distinct manufacturing services that address the needs of engineers and designers around the world. Our proprietary software and automated manufacturing processes allow for rapid prototyping and on-demand production of plastic, metal, and liquid silicone rubber parts through 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding.

Product developers can upload their 3D CAD model online and receive an interactive quote with free design analysis and real-time pricing information within hours. The manufacturability analysis helps customers improve their design by identifying any potential manufacturing challenges before the design reaches factory floor. The process enables designers and engineers avoid product development speed bumps so they can get their product to market as fast as possible.


 Products

  • Insert Molding
    Insert molding is the process of overmolding thermoplastic material around a preformed component (an insert) to create a finished part that incorporates multiple materials. The metal inserts are placed into the mold to form the part....

  • Insert molding is the process of overmolding thermoplastic material around a preformed component (an insert) to create a finished part that incorporates multiple materials. The inserts are generally metal parts that are used to reinforce the mechanical properties of the plastic part. The metal inserts are placed into the mold to form the part.

    A variety of components are manufactured with insert molding, such as electronic parts, medical equipment, housings, knobs, handles and dials, and are found in several industries, such as medical, automotive and consumer products. Product designers and engineers frequently turn to insert molding for improving part strength while trimming part weight and reducing assembly costs, production time and labor.

  • PolyJet 3D Printing
    PolyJet 3D printing creates 3D-printed parts comprised of both elastomeric and rigid materials. Its material selection includes many shore A hardnesses and rigid materials. PolyJet parts can support complex geometries with flexible features....

  • Product developers can leverage PolyJet to create 3D-printed parts comprised of both elastomeric and rigid materials as well as multiple colors. Its material selection includes multiple shore A hardnesses and rigid materials. PolyJet parts exhibit smooth surface finishes and can support complex geometries with flexible features.

    Like other 3D printing processes, PolyJet builds parts layer-by-layer. The machine jets out droplets of liquid photopolymers onto the build platform where they are immediately UV cured. Once the build is complete, support structures are removed, and the parts are ready without the need for additional finishing.


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