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Manufacturing facility
Digital Manufacturing
September 6, 2023

Architecting a Manufacturing Framework for the Future

Protolabs new digital manufacturing model provides one-stop factory and network solutions.
By Rob Bodor
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Customer service working on a computer
Digital Manufacturing
September 5, 2023

Using 3D Printing to Create Replacement Parts

Unique products are amazing until parts break and you can’t obtain replacements. Enter 3D printing.
By Eric Utley
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Black and green injection molded parts
Materials Science
August 18, 2023

ABS vs. Polypropylene (PP): Deciding Between Two Popular Plastics

ABS and polypropylene (PP) are strong contenders for many projects, but what are the differences?
By Protolabs
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injection molding living hinge diagram
Tech Tips
August 17, 2023

MJF vs. SLS: A Comparison of Polyamide 3D Printing Technologies

A look at the key differences between Multi Jet Fusion and selective laser sintering and how to determine the optimal process for your application.
By Protolabs
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Robot on white background
Cool Idea Award
August 14, 2023

University KREPS Capsule Set for Space Launch with Protolabs 3D-Printed Parts

Protolabs grant funds 3D printing for university space capsule slated for space travel
By Protolabs
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CNC and 3D printed parts
Digital Manufacturing
August 3, 2023

3D Printing vs. CNC Machining: Understanding the Differences Between These Technologies

Comparing 3D printing and CNC machining for your parts is easier with these five considerations.
By Protolabs
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Sheet Metal manufacturing
Tech Tips
August 2, 2023

3 Ways to Accelerate Sheet Metal Part Production

Explore how to accelerate lead times for your sheet metal parts with these design tips.
By Protolabs
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Warehouse
Supply Chain
July 27, 2023

A Mid-Year Supply Chain Check-In with Protolabs Procurement

The Protolabs global procurement team weighs in on the current state of supply chains
By Protolabs
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CNC anodized parts
Tech Tips
July 17, 2023

Comparing Type II and Type III Anodizing for Machined Parts

Which anodizing type is best for your machined parts? Explore the differences.
By Protolabs
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Robot on white background
Cool Idea Award
June 21, 2023

Building a Bimodal Quadruped Robot with a Manufacturing Hand from Protolabs’ Cool Idea Award

The Cool Idea Award manufacturing grant funds 3D printing for collegiate bimodal robot
By Protolabs
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Supply Chain
June 13, 2023

Five Effective Strategies for Strengthening Your Supply Chain

Economic, political, and other disruptions make it important to strengthen your supply chain.
By Protolabs
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Clear part
Materials Science
June 8, 2023

TPE vs. Silicone: Comparing Elastomers for Medical Applications

Elastomers and silicone, molding and printing: so many choices these days to make your medical parts
By Protolabs
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