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Woman running on a blue track
Digital Manufacturing
February 6, 2024

Paralympic Gold Medalist Creates Custom Prosthetics for Athletes

BioDapt’s prosthetics allow adaptive athletes to continue doing what they love
By Protolabs
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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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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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3D brain with purple background
Digital Manufacturing
May 3, 2023

ChatGPT and the Future of Design using AI and 3D Printing

Will your next designer be a computer? Explore how AI is making inroads in CAD modeling.
By Eric Utley
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Orange part
Digital Manufacturing
April 27, 2023

Traceability in Manufacturing and Why it Matters

Explore how digital manufacturing techniques aid in process traceability for injection molding.
By Protolabs
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Snowboarders
Digital Manufacturing
January 13, 2023

Quick-Turn Machining Rescues Paralympian’s World Cup Season

Protolabs kept two Paralympians in competition with rapid turnaround of critical prosthetic parts
By Protolabs
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An engineer checks settings on his CNC mill prior to machining a part.
Digital Manufacturing
November 7, 2022

What is NPI Manufacturing? New Product Introduction Explained.

Properly conceived new product introductions can mean the difference between success or failure.
By Gurvinder Singh
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Man writing on clear surface
Digital Manufacturing
September 27, 2022

Accelerating Hardware Prototyping for Startups and Small Companies

Doing the right things in the prototyping phase is a bit more complex than it looks at first glance. Hardware requires special rules to get the results you need.
By Protolabs
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Cobot
Digital Manufacturing
August 4, 2022

Decoding Fourth Industrial Revolution Buzzwords

Industry 4.0. is unfolding in real time and the conversation on digitization, automation, and the present and future state of manufacturing is generating quite a buzz. Let’s unpack some common buzzwords we hear on the subject and how they relate to digital manufacturing.
By Protolabs
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Design for manufacturability
Digital Manufacturing
April 16, 2021

Design for X: Developing Parts With Different Variables In Mind Can Help You Meet Your Product Life Cycle Goals

A Design for X development approach can help you meet your product life cycle goals.
By David Giebenhain
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Complex, 8mm object produced by xolography
Digital Manufacturing
January 19, 2021

Protolabs Acquires Online Manufacturing Platform 3D Hubs

We’re excited to announce that we will be able to serve even more of your manufacturing needs with the acquisition of 3D Hubs. That’s right, 3D Hubs is joining the Protolabs family to create the world’s largest digital manufacturing platform.
By Protolabs
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