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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

    Camaro: Shapely for 2016

    Although the 2016 Camaro won’t be fully revealed for a couple of weeks, Chevrolet has released some imagines that strongly indicate that the exterior design will have the mechatronic edginess of the 2014 Corvette Stingray: That is, it is a design that combines something of a sharp machine aesthetic that screams “function” with an ultramodern, nearly electronic ethos.

    How Klaus Busse Creates Excellent Interiors

    This is Klaus Busse: If you were asked to, you’d probably guess that he’s a designer.

    Not a MINI Flying Ace

    Some people may look at the hipster in this MINI and think of those Charles Schultz drawings of Snoopy sitting on top of the dog house, wearing a World War I leather flying helmet, scarf, and large goggles.