The Digital Thread

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3D Printing Micro Features with Stereolithography’s MicroFine Material

MicroFine Green is a stereolithography (SLA) material specifically designed to 3D print parts with features as fine as 0.0025 in.
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Enhance Parts with Insert Molding, Overmolding

Posted On August 22, 2019 By Protolabs
When designing injection-molded parts, consider using insert molding and overmolding to improve your parts functionality, appearance, or durability.
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Onshoring Options Offer More Efficient Supply Chain Management

Posted On August 21, 2019 By Protolabs
Reap the benefits of on-shoring with on-demand production to create a more efficient supply chain.
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Our Favorite 'Savage Builds' Moments

Posted On August 12, 2019 By Protolabs
Protolabs has compiled several favorite moments from Adam Savage's latest show, "Savage Builds."
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New Partnership Brings Toyota One Step Closer to Human Helper Robots

Posted On August 9, 2019 By Nicole Hopper
The auto giant teamed up with Japan-based artificial intelligence company Preferred Networks to further develop its service robot platform.
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Under Ring Helps Jewelry Owners Find the Right Fit

Posted On August 8, 2019 By Nicole Hopper
This simple product is solving a common problem in the jewelry industry and fitting customers back into jewelry that had been unwearable for years.
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Navigating From Additive Manufacturing to Injection Molding

Posted On August 7, 2019 By Gus Breiland/Eric Utley
Designers can benefit from integrating 3D printing and injection molding for an end-to-end product life cycle from prototyping to production.
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Smart Manufacturing Enables Mass Customization Trend

Posted On August 1, 2019 By Erik Thompson
For user-centric products, mass part customization is making consumers the center of commerce. Digital manufacturing makes it all possible.
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Helping Build The Next Generation of Innovators

Posted On July 30, 2019 By Protolabs
As a people-first company we strive to support the communities that we work and live in. That’s why each year the Protolabs Foundation provides grants to organizations advancing students’ interest in STEM-related fields.
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Technology to Help You Make the Most of Your Summer

Posted On July 18, 2019 By Nicole Hopper
A second generation cycling computer, adventure-ready GPS, giant outdoor TV, and portable A/C unit make our list of most innovative summer products.
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Strategic Prototyping for Human-Factors Engineering

Posted On July 17, 2019 By Andrew DiMeo
Strategic prototyping plays a key role in the advancement of Human-Factors Engineering and medical device product development.
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