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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

  • Resources
  • 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

    The Automotive Future Is Closer: Mirai Is Available for Order

    The digital order book (i.e., you go through a website) for the hydrogen-fueled Toyota Mirai opened last week, and if you happen to be someone who qualifies to get the car (they are not planning on making a whole lot of them initially, so they want to make sure as much as possible that there is congruence between the buyer and the vehicle), then you’re going to be getting the future of automotive transportation at a fairly aggressive price for what is undoubtedly a vehicle that costs far, far more than it is stickered for.

    2015 Kia Soul EV+

    The Kia Soul EV—as in “electric vehicle”—takes the already well-done Soul and provides a slightly different spin on it.

    GM Investing $5-Billion Outside of Mature Markets

    When General Motors was going through its Troubles a few years ago, when it was making plans to shed divisions like leaves from a maple tree in October, there were some people who made an argument on behalf of keeping Buick in the fold for one simple, enormous reason: China.