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Designing Sheet Metal Notches, Tabs, and Slots

Posted On September 13, 2022 By Protolabs
Notches and tabs are two sheet metal design strategies that can help you in more ways than you might initially think. Designing them properly is key.
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ABS vs. PC: Comparing Two Common Thermoplastics

Posted On August 4, 2022 By Protolabs
Choosing to use ABS, polycarbonate (PC), or combining them is a popular way to get strong machined, printed, or molded parts. There are a lot of similarities, but also some significant differences that might help you find just the right one for your parts.
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Protolabs Supports Communities Through Foundation, Employee Giving

Posted On May 20, 2022 By Protolabs
At Protolabs, we love giving back to our communities and have several corporate and employee programs that help further this mission. As a technology-enabled manufacturer, supporting STEM related programs and initiatives is important to us, and we’re proud to be able to do this through the Protolabs Foundation. In addition to the Foundation, we have a number of employee giving groups that coordinate monetary and donation drives throughout the year to give back to our local communities and the causes that matter most to our employees.
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Protolabs Foundation Supports Learning Lab 'Pods'

Posted On September 3, 2020 By Protolabs
Protolabs joins with the Minnesota Business Partnership, Ecolab, Target, and others to support community-based Zoom learning labs.
EYE ON INNOVATION: 5 Reasons to Use Digital Manufacturing

5 Reasons to Use Digital Manufacturing

Posted On March 10, 2017 By Protolabs
Here are several reasons why companies are turning to digital manufacturers.