Digital Manufacturing Designed for You
Looking for a reliable rapid prototyping and production partner? We can help. Get an online quote with free analysis in hours for quality parts within days.
Small Molded Parts within Days
Get smaller parts even faster with expedite and standard turn time options on simple components between 0.5 in. x 0.5 in. and 4 in. x 3 in. Try expedited molded parts in as fast as 1 day or our 7-day standard lead times. Upload your part to see if it’s eligible.
How to Work With Us
Upload a CAD File
To start, simply select a manufacturing process and upload a 3D CAD file.
We can accept the following file types:
- SolidWorks (.sldprt)
- ProE (.prt)
- IGES (.igs)
- STEP (.stp)
- ACIS (.sat)
- Parasolid (.x_t or .x_b)
- .stl files
Receive Manufacturing Analysis
Within a few hours we'll send you design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis and real-time pricing.
Along with accurate pricing, our interactive quote will call out any difficult to manufacture features based on the manufacturing process you have selected. This can range from difficult to mold undercuts to deep holes on machined parts.
Once you review your quote and place your order, we'll start the manufacturing process. We also offer finishing options.
We offer a variety of finishing options for all manufacturing services. These can range from powder coat finishing and anodizing to basic assembly and threaded inserts.
Parts are Shipped!
Our digital manufacturing process allows us to produce parts in as fast as 1 day.
Enhanced Machining Capabilities with Our Digital Network
Get anodizing, tighter tolerances, and volume pricing options through our network of manufacturing partners powered by Hubs. You'll find plating (black oxide, nickel), anodizing (Type II, Type III), and chromate coating at scale; tolerances down to ±0.001 in. (0.020mm); and cost-efficient machined parts at higher volume.
"Protolabs is a tremendous ally because they enable us to develop and iterate at a much higher speed. Sometimes, we use Protolabs as the manufacturer for a given component for the lifetime of a project because they are so great to work with."