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Cutting edge materials for space

Posted On 30 January 2023 By Protolabs
Material science constantly pushes the boundaries of what is possible in product development, but what materials are making an impact in the space industry? We've compiled a list of cutting edge materials used for space applications to help you make the right decision for your project.
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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?
engineer working on satellite design file

The Next Frontier: Space and Digital Manufacturing

Posted On 11 January 2023 By Protolabs
As the Space sector continues to innovate and develop, adoption of digital manufacturing technologies to support speed, repeatability, and consistency are key to the future success of the industry. In this panel discussion, three of our in-house experts answer your questions on key materials, options for meeting critical quality standards, the future technologies of the industry, and more.
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Crisis, what crisis? Four years that shaped Manufacturing Change

Posted On 14 November 2022 By Protolabs
In this blog we look back on the last four years of manufacturing - the challenges that were overcome, and how this has prepared the sector to meet new challenges head on in the future. Results are reflective of the yearly manufacturing survey sent out to the community in partnership with IMechE.
7 Trends Driving the Future of Consumer Electronics Manufacturing

7 Trends Driving the Future of Consumer Electronics Manufacturing

Posted On 07 September 2022 By Protolabs
Consumer electronics continues to be as fast paced as always, and with so much happening, are you up to date on the key trends shaping the future of product development and manufacturing in the industry? Don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled 7 key trends driving the future of consumer electronics manufacturing.
Welcome to Your All New Digital Manufacturing Platform

Welcome to Your All New Digital Manufacturing Platform

Posted On 02 November 2020 By Matt Hatch
When we launched more than 20 years ago, our digital manufacturing model was revolutionary. But it’s been necessary to continuously evolve ever since – by expanding our manufacturing services and enhancing our capabilities way beyond the original prototyping service. Many of the customers we serve have grown along with us, so expectation is being continuously elevated.
Driving Changes in Automotive Engineering

Driving Changes in Automotive Engineering

Posted On 06 February 2019 By Stephen Dyson
Automotive manufacturers are facing far greater challenges than ever before, with a global skills shortage in engineering combined with increased demand for customised cars. Thankfully, new technologies can plug the gap and reduce time to market...
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.
Protolabs ISO certified

Why Your Parts Supplier Should be ISO 9001 Certified

Posted On 19 September 2018 By Stephen Dyson
Protolabs' quality system starts when a customer uploads a part file and runs through the entire manufacturing process and into shipping.
Industry 4.0: Automated Connectivity

Industry 4.0: Automated Connectivity

Posted On 22 August 2018 By Stephen Dyson
Industry 4.0 is considered the future. How can manufacturers unlock the opportunities it offers?