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Learn more about Proto Labs with these additional resources. Videos, case histories, and more.

 

Videos:

Proto Labs - Real Parts, Real Fast - Learn about Proto Labs fast prototying services CNC machined parts and injection molded parts. Watch video.

Proto Labs Surface Finishes - Kevin Crystal illustrates different surface finishes available when designing plastic parts for Protomold's Injection Molding Service. Watch video.

Sliding Shut-offs and Cams for Injection Molding - Kevin Crystal talks about two different ways to design a hole in a plastic part. Watch video.

Injection Molding Bosses, the Good and Bad - Using Protomold's Design Cube, Kevin demonstrates the characteristics of both good and bad boss design. Watch video. 

 

Case Studies:

Prototype Positions Backwater Paddles for Big Box Success - The switch to plastic allows this designer to make a better shallow water paddle. Download PDF.

Artist Adds Injection Molded Plastic to Pallet - Fine artist Allison Luedtke works in a new material for an outdoor sculpture.
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Cord knots? Not with CorDotz! - This product developer needed a real injection molded part to validate a design. Download PDF.

 

 

ARTICLES

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  • 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.

  • Resources
  • 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.

  • Resources
  • 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.  

  • Resources
  • Video: Proto Labs - Real Parts, Real Fast

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

    BLOGS

    Mazda & Design

    Mazda—as we’ve said in this space many times—is the mainstream manufacturer that has consistently had the best design for its products across the board.

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    While the drive to reduce emissions from cars and trucks is on-going, the automakers are faced with adding technology to vehicles that cost consumers money, but which can’t be appreciated the same way, say, LED headlamps or satellite radio can.

    Petersen & Pixar

    A couple weeks ago we mentioned that one of the places that Gearheads need to go at some point in their lives is the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. . .but not until December 2015, when the museum, which is undergoing massive refurbishment, reopens.