Our automated, interactive ProtoQuotes with real-time pricing information and free design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis are one of the most valuable tools you can get at Proto Labs. You can upload a 3D CAD model online at any time to receive a quote within hours.
The DFM analysis helps eliminate potential problems like sink, challenging undercuts or walls that are too thin or thick. Once a part design is ready and a quote approved, production begins almost immediately.
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We’re kicking off an animated series that takes a quirky look at the fundamentals of molding. The first short video is on draft, one of the most important consideration during injection molding part design.
Check it out:
For more information on designing with draft, read our recent tip on 5 ways to improve part moldability with draft.
We’ve watched a design move from 3D CAD model to final part. We’ve stepped inside a high-speed CNC machine. And we’ve looked at how injection molding can produce quick-turn plastic, metal and liquid silicone rubber parts. We’re closing our video series with topic of many manufacturing conversations as of late: 3D printing.
Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) is increasingly being used to rapidly build prototypes and even functional, end-use parts. Proto Labs employs three advanced additive processes: stereolithography (SL), selective laser sintering (SLS) and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). Check out our short video to see how additive manufacturing at Proto Labs can help on your next project.
Our short video series continues with a look at the three different injection molding processes available at Proto Labs. See how we manufacture plastic, metal and liquid silicone rubber prototypes and low-volume production parts so fast.
Use CNC machining more? Take a spin through one of our high-speed mills. And if you’re curious as to how we’re able to turn your 3D CAD model into real parts in only a few days, check out our Art to Part video.
We talk a lot about our high-speed CNC mills, and how fast they crank out parts, so we thought we’d just take you inside one for quick second to have a look. Enjoy.
And if you’ve yet to see our first video that follows a design from sketch to final part, right this way.