Proto Labs

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  • Prototyping Past 1,000 mph

    Accelerate - September 2013

  • Video: Injection Molding Bosses, the Good and Bad

    In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal talks about how to design bosses for plastic parts.

  • Video: Sliding Shut-offs and Cams for Injection Molding

    In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal talks about two different ways to design a hole in a plastic part.

  • Video: Proto Labs Surface Finishes

    In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal illustrates different surface finishes available when designing plastic parts for Protomold's Injection Molding Service.  

  • Video: Proto Labs - Real Parts, Real Fast

    Learn about Proto Labs fast prototying services CNC machined parts and injection molded parts.

  • Rapid Injection Molding

    Rapid Injection Molding is done by injecting thermoplastic resins into a mold, just as is done in production injection molding.

  • CNC Machining

    With CNC machining a solid block of plastic is clamped into a CNC mill and cut into a finished part.

  • Poly-Jet

    Poly-Jet (PJET) uses inkjet heads to jet a UV-curable material in very thin layers at high resolution.

  • Three Dimensional Printing

    Three Dimensional Printing (3DP) uses an inkjet head and a water fusible material similar to “Plaster of Paris”. The machine lays down a thin layer of plaster powder; the inkjet head passes over and sprays tiny drops of water wherever solidification is desired.

  • Fused Deposition Modeling

    The Fused Deposition Modelilng (FDM) process builds parts from the bottom up through the use of a computer controlled print head.

  • Selective Laser Sintering

    The Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process uses a laser to build parts by sintering (fusing) powdered material layer by layer from the bottom up.

  • Stereolithography

    Stereolithography (SLA) is an additive fabrication process that builds parts in a pool of UV-curable photopolymer resin using a computer controlled laser.

 

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Phone: (763)-479-3680
Toll-Free: (877) 479-3680
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Mailing Address:
5540 Pioneer Creek Dr.
Maple Plain, MN 55359 US

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