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satellite being developed by engineers

Manufacturing’s role in the new space race

Posted On 16 January 2023 By Protolabs
With analysts predicting a market value of $1 trillion by 2040, the space industry is thriving. But what are the key trends that need to be on your radar?
Man writing on clear surface

Accelerating Hardware Prototyping for Startups and Small Companies

Posted On 15 November 2022 By Protolabs
Doing the right things in the prototyping phase is a bit more complex than it looks at first glance. Hardware requires special rules to get the results you need.
Consultative Design Analysis

Consultative Design Analysis Prepares Parts for Production

Posted On 05 July 2022 By Nicole Hopper
Our new consultative design service addresses design feedback and gets your parts ready for manufacturability within our automated system.
How to: A Deep Dive into Design Analysis

How to: A Deep Dive into Design Analysis

Posted On 02 November 2020 By Matthew Hatch
In this, our second post in the series, we take a closer look at what is arguably the most important benefit of the platform, sandwiched between your request for analysis and actual placement of your order. It’s our automated, interactive design analysis. And with the relaunch of our new platform, you’ll see that we’ve given it a modern interface along with some new features you’ll find valuable.
CNC mill

6 Considerations for CNC Part Design

Posted On 26 September 2018 By Saleem Shariff
We take a look at the different CNC design considerations when designing parts for milling and turning processes which can accelerate production and reduce your costs.
metal 3 D printed part

Metal 3D Printing Requires New Thought Process

Posted On 11 July 2018 By Protolabs
As product development speeds up, the design rules are changing. Nowhere is this more apparent when looking at the industrial 3D printing process of direct metal laser sintering.
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.
Commercial augmented reality

Augmented Reality Moves from Recreation to Industry

Posted On 16 May 2018 By Protolabs
Augmented reality means business as companies like Apple apply the technology to commercial use.