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Building the Future

Building the Future

Posted On 05 September 2022 By Protolabs
Digital manufacturing and other smart technologies promise to transform the maritime sector, but new expertise and skilled personnel are needed first, found a survey by the IMarEST and Protolabs
Challenges on the Horizon

Challenges on the Horizon

Posted On 11 May 2022 By Protolabs
The Aerospace industry in no stranger to innovation, but with challenges of the pandemic and ongoing needs to address carbon emissions it has been left with some difficult challenges. Reflecting on a Protolabs research project two years ago, how is the industry shaping up now?
Shortening the Development Cycle in the Aerospace Sector

Shortening the Development Cycle in the Aerospace Sector

Posted On 16 January 2019 By Stephen Dyson
Safety is the overriding concern in aerospace and space technology - countless test cycles, inspection procedures and certificates are behind every single part of the jigsaw. Although safety requirements are non-negotiable, they come at a cost – they slow down the speed of the product development cycle.
Mould tool

Prototype to Production Series: Part 2

Posted On 07 November 2018 By Laura Reeves
Once prototypes have been validated in terms of fit, form, function and aesthetics, development can move to low-volume production.
Rapid manufacturing at Protolabs

5 ways to increase speed to market

Posted On 10 October 2018 By Laura Reeves
In a 21st century market place, every company should be striving to get its products to market faster to maintain its competitive edge. After all, it doesn’t matter how good its innovative, ground breaking products are, competitors are out there snapping at the heels. Sure, Rome wasn’t built in a day. But in the 21st century, it could probably be done a lot quicker.
Meeting the Need for Speed

Meeting the Need for Speed

Posted On 12 September 2018 By Damian Hennessey
Protolabs puts products where they’re needed. When they’re needed.
Smart manufacturing

How to choose the right manufacturing source

Posted On 29 August 2018 By Damian Hennessey
We take a look at the different types of manufacturing source and the pros and cons of working with each type.
CNC Machining and 3D Printing – Friends or Foes

CNC Machining and 3D Printing – Friends or Foes?

Posted On 25 July 2018 By Damian Hennessey
3D printing and CNC machining - do they compete with or complement each other?
Four Ways to Keep Design Verification on Track

Four Ways to Keep Design Verification on Track

Posted On 04 July 2018 By Stephen Dyson
How thorough planning and preparation reduces the risk of failing to hit verification deadlines.