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Innovation Fuels Renewable Energy’s Growth Surge

Posted On January 20, 2023 By Protolabs
The global renewable energy market is growing. EVs, geothermal energy, and solar power lead the way.
Wrapped Gifts

Forget the Partridge in a Pear Tree: 12 Holiday Gifts for Engineers

Posted On December 5, 2022 By Protolabs
Check out these great gifts to give to your favorite engineer for the holidays!
Formula Berkley Team

Manufacturing Partnership Helps Fuel College Formula Team Electric Vehicles

Posted On September 22, 2022 By Protolabs
Supporting universities that are making breakthroughs in product innovation is a cause near and dear to us, and we love seeing what the next generation of product designers and engineers are up to!
Cargo ships loading at a port

Onshoring Supply Chains Help Relieve Supply Pains

Posted On August 9, 2022 By Rob Young
You know about black swan events: those unpredictable forces that can lead to potentially devastating consequences. They’ve been swooping in with disturbing regularity. Past trade wars with and tariffs on China. The lingering pandemic. The stuck container ship blocking the Suez Canal. Clogged ports. Container shortages. Trucker shortages. Geopolitical uncertainty including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Surging inflation. Ongoing natural disasters and climate-change factors.
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Decoding Fourth Industrial Revolution Buzzwords

Posted On August 4, 2022 By Protolabs
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.
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Digital Manufacturing Helps Power Automotive Industry’s EV Revolution

Posted On May 23, 2022 By Rob Young
A game-changing innovation race with high market-share stakes is taking place in the automotive sector these days as the industry makes a quantum shift from internal combustion engines (ICEs) to electric vehicles.
The Current State of Supply Chains

The Current State of Supply Chains

Posted On April 18, 2022 By Bernie Henderson
A quick look at the current state of global supply chains with Protolabs' Director of Strategic Sourcing, Bernie Henderson.
battery manufacturing facility

Battery Technology Powers EVs, But Faces Cost, Materials, Innovation Challenges

Posted On March 28, 2022 By Gurvinder Singh
The innovation race is on to create next-generation battery technology as the industry seeks to develop batteries that are cheaper, faster to charge, and less vulnerable to raw material shortages.
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Preparing for the Next Black Swan Event

Posted On March 14, 2022 By Gurvinder Singh
It is not a question of if but rather when will the next black swan event hit the globalized supply chain. And it is critical that companies learn from the last couple of years and develop an agile supply chain network that delivers value, reduces risk, and is not just driven by cost.
Our Digital Quoting Platform Wins the LEAP Awards Gold Medal

Our Digital Quoting Platform Wins the LEAP Awards Gold Medal

Posted On October 15, 2021 By Protolabs
Our new digital quoting platform took home the gold in the software category of the 2021 LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) Awards.