World's Fastest Digital Manufacturing Service
Rapid prototyping and on-demand production for quality parts on time
How to Work With Us
Upload a CAD File
To start, simply a 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
Design Analysis is Performed
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
“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 the project because they are so great to work with.”
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