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Your Single Digital Manufacturing Resource

We are the fastest and most comprehensive manufacturing service in the world. Get an online quote with free design analysis for quality parts in as fast as 1 day.

Certifications

ISO 9001:2015  | ISO 14001:2018 | ISO 13485 |  DNV Qualification of Manufacture for Inconel 718 | JOSCAR

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Our Manufacturing Services


Injection Moulding

Get affordable, high-quality moulded parts and bridge tooling within days. With our free mouldability consultation, the design and moulding process is rapidly accelerated to save you time and money.

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  • Low-volume moulding up to 100,000+ parts with volume pricing available—no MOQ required
  • 100+ plastic, elastomeric, and silicone rubber materials
  • Automated CMM for fast, in-house quality documentation
  • Moulds from £995

CNC Machining

Leverage the same speed, precision, and reliability in machining that you’re accustomed to at Protolabs but unlock advanced machining capabilities like tighter tolerances and volume pricing through our manufacturing network.

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  • Machined parts in as fast as 1 day with optional plating and anodising in as fast as 6 days
  • Cost-efficient machined parts at higher volumes
  • Tolerances down to ±0.020mm through our digital network

3D Printing

Want quality parts and additive expertise at a single 3D printing source? Choose from seven different additive manufacturing technologies for cost-effective prototyping and highly precise, repeatable production parts.

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  • Additive technologies include metal 3D printing, SLA, SLS and more
  • 30 plastic and metal materials in a range of finishes
  • 25 years of additive manufacturing expertise


What’s New at Protolabs?



Welcome to the Digital Network


Our digital network includes more than 250 highly vetted manufacturing partners around the world. The result is a wider envelope of advanced capabilities, improved cost-efficiencies, and higher part quantities—all at your fingertips.


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Key Industries we work with



How to Work With Us


Upload a CAD file

Upload a CAD File

To start, simply select a manufacturing process and upload a 3D CAD file.

Receive you manufacturing quote with free DFM

Get Quote with DFM

Within a few hours we'll send you design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis and real-time pricing.

Manufacturing begins

Manufacturing Begins

Once you review your quote and place your order, we'll start the manufacturing process. We also offer finishing options.

Your parts shipped in as little as 1 day

Parts are Shipped!

Our digital manufacturing process allows us to produce parts in as fast as 1 day.

Product design and engineering support at Protolabs

Design and Engineering Support

We offer both automated and live manufacturing support. With every quote, you get free interactive manufacturability (DFM) analysis to quickly improve part design, but if you have additional questions, applications engineers are always available to talk through your project at +44 (0) 1952 683047 or [email protected].

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Protolabs machines in a manufacturing facility with infinite capacity

Infinite Capacity

Between our on-demand digital factories and our global network of manufacturers, you never have to worry about capacity issues. Get consistent lead times, a range of plastic and metal material options, and a reliable supply chain option. Quality parts on time—every time.

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Booklet of a digital manufacturing guide from Protolabs

Digital Manufacturing Guide

Our in-depth guide looks at everything digital manufacturing—from navigating digital quoting and designing parts for cost reduction to launching products to market fast.

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Manufacturing Resources


Processes for rapid prototyping at Protolabs

Selecting a Rapid Prototyping Process

Compare the advantages and disadvantages of common rapid prototyping processes in order to make the best decision for your project.

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Design for Mouldability tips from Protolabs

Design for Mouldability Toolkit

Get in-depth design advice to optimise your plastic parts for injection moulding. Designing with mouldability in mind can accelerate production time and reduce production costs.

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Protolabs Guides: How to reduce CNC machining costs

How to Reduce CNC Machining Costs

Incorporate a few design and material considerations to reduce your machining expenses.

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