Insight Video Library

Your masterclass in product design and development


Protolabs’ Insight video series

Our Insight video series will help you master digital manufacturing.

Every Friday we’ll post a new video – each one giving you a deeper Insight into how to design better parts. We’ll cover specific topics such as choosing the right 3D printing material, optimising your design for CNC machining, surface finishes for moulded parts, and much more besides.

So join us and don’t miss out.

Injection Moulding

Best of Injection Moulding

Injection Moulding Costs

Draft - Improving Part Mouldability

Injection Moulding Cosmetics - Comsetic Defects and how to Avoid them

Plastic Injection Moulding - Improving Part Design with Uniform Wall Thickness

Overmoulding - Key Elements to Consider

Insert Moulding - Adding Durability and Strength

Injection Moulding - Don't be too Sharp

Elastomeric Manufacturing

Tips for Designing Multipart Assemblies

Optical LSR

Multi-Cavity Tooling

Bump Offs

Core and Cavity Placement

Moulded in Clips

Complex Features in Moulding

Ejector Pins

Injection Moulding Considerations

Injection Moulding Gates

On-Demand Manufacturing

Knit Lines

Complex Undercuts

Overmoulding Materials

Replacing Metal with Plastics

Design Cube


Cooling Rates

Q&A: Reducing Cost with IM

Q&A: IM Design

Emerging Injection Moulding Trends

Overmould Design

Undercut Fundamentals

Design Essentials for Injection Moulding


CNC Machining

Best of CNC Machining

CNC Part Design - Optimising with Machining in Mind

CNC Threading for Milled and Turned Parts

CNC Machining Cutting Costs

Mastering Complex Machined Parts

CNC Material Options

CNC Turning

CNC Machining Design

CNC Mistakes

CNC Material Properties

CNC Material Selection

3-Axis CNC Machining

CNC Automation



Bridging the Gap Between Prototyping and Production

Surface Finishes - What is Best for your Part?

Design for Manufacture Analysis

DMLS & CNC Machining - Working Together

Choosing a Manufacturing Source

Supply Chain Management

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 Part 1

Industry 4.0 Part 2


Making Changes

Pandemic Response

Creating Greener Parts

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