3D Printing prototype and production parts

3D Printing Service

Additive manufacturing for precision prototypes and end-use production parts


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Looking for more than a desktop 3D printer can provide? Need an alternative to your in-house capabilities? Our industrial 3D printing service ensures accuracy and repeatability so you get highly precise parts—every time. At Protolabs, additive manufacturing is designed for functional prototypes, complex designs, and production components in as fast as 1 day.

3D Printing Processes

Metal 3D Printing (DMLS)

3D Printing Part - Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) uses a fibre laser system that draws onto a surface of atomised metal powder, welding the powder into fully dense metal parts.


Stereolithography (SLA)

3D Printing Part - Stereolithography (SLA)

Stereolithography (SLA) uses an ultraviolet laser that draws on the surface of liquid thermoset resin to create thousands of thin layers until final parts are formed.


Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

3D Printing Part - Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective laser sintering (SLS) uses a CO2 laser that fuses nylon-based powder, layer by layer until final thermoplastic parts are created.


PolyJet & 3D Printed Silicone

3D Printing Part - PolyJet and Silicone

PolyJet uses a jetting process where small droplets of liquid photopolymer are sprayed from multiple jets onto a build platform and cured in layers that form elastomeric parts.


Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

3D Printing Part - Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Multi Jet Fusion selectively applies fusing and detailing agents across a bed of nylon powder, which are fused in thousands of layers by heating elements into a solid functional component.


3D Printing Engineer Prepares Custom Finished Part

Custom Finishing for 3D Printed Parts

Looking to boost the strength, clarity, or appearance of your 3D-printed parts? Choose from microfluidic and micro-resolution materials, secondary machining, and custom finishes like painting.

Why Choose Protolabs for 3D Printing?

3D Printing Centre of Excellence - Putzbrunn

Our Leading European 3D Printing Facility

Find out what our €19m investment in a purpose-built 3D printing facility means for your next project.

Bringing together all the latest additive manufacturing technology and our team of experts into one building to help make your next design a reality.

3D Printing Resources to aid design and manufacturing

3D Printing Resources

View our comprehensive list of 3D printing resources, including guides, videos, podcasts, case studies and more


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