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Array of 3D printed parts with intricate details on a blue lit background.
Tech Tips
January 12, 2024

FDM vs. SLA: Comparing Filament and Resin 3D Printers

See how these two 3D printing technologies stack up for prototype parts. Understanding the advantages of each will help accelerate design.
By Chloe Vollaro
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Tennis racket with blue background
3D Printing
December 14, 2023

A 3D-Printed Tennis Racket Merges Art with Athletics

Partnership between Protolabs and All Design Lab brings metal 3D-printed tennis racket to life
By Protolabs
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Blue block of nylon
Materials Science
November 30, 2023

Perusing Polyamides: Comparing the Many Types of Nylon

There are many varieties of strong, durable nylon. Find out the right one for your application.
By Protolabs
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Stacked translucent acrylic blocks with labels, set against a blurred background.
Materials Science
November 16, 2023

Polypropylene or Polyethylene? Evaluating Two Popular Polymers

Both plastics are among the most used materials, but key differentiators dictate their application.
By Protolabs
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Woman in blue working with machinery, illuminated by a warm orange light.
3D Printing
October 25, 2023

When to Outsource 3D Printing Production

Desktop 3D printers are an attractive option for some companies—but how well will they work for you?
By Protolabs
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Microfine material
3D Printing
October 12, 2023

Recent 3D Printing Trends in the Medical Industry

What does the future hold for 3D printing within the medical industry?
By Protolabs
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A person wearing safety glasses and gloves, working at a lit workstation with tools and materials, in a workshop setting.
3D Printing
October 11, 2023

Comparing Cost between Injection Molding and 3D Printing

Learn about the cost drivers for both services as parts move from prototyping to production.
By Protolabs
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DMLS process
3D Printing
September 13, 2023

DMLS: Building Dense Parts with Metal 3D Printing

Part density is always a concern for designers when choosing a material and manufacturing process.
By Protolabs
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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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