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Jairus for all

YouTube Maker Brings Assassin’s Creed Blade to Life with Digital Manufacturing

Posted On September 16, 2022 By Protolabs
Jairus of All recreated the Hidden Blade from the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed with help from quick-turn machining at Protolabs.
sheet metal sketch

Optimizing Sheet Metal Technical Data for Fast, Accurate Quotes

Posted On July 6, 2022 By Jamie White,Scott Trecartin
When it comes to getting a fabricated sheet metal part that is consistent with a complex set of technical requirements, ensuring that a supplier has all the necessary information to generate an accurate quote is the first (and most important) hurdle to cross.
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.
pie chart of events

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.
1018 vs. 4140 Steel material blocks

1018 vs. 4140 Steel: Choosing Between Two Great Metals

Posted On March 1, 2022 By Protolabs
1018 and 4140 steel are two popular material choices. Here are factors to consider when choosing between the two.
Self Driving Taxis used at 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing Winter Olympics’ Tech Includes Robots, Broadcast Enhancements, and an Open Internet

Posted On January 31, 2022 By Protolabs
Every two years, the Olympic Games provide a chance to show off athletic prowess. It has also become a way for countries to show off their technological advancement. The 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing are no exception.
Commercial Fleet Vehicles, Heavy Equipment Sectors Plug in to Electric Future

Commercial Fleet Vehicles, Heavy Equipment Sectors Plug in to Electric Future

Posted On January 27, 2022 By Gurvinder Singh
Electric power seems especially well-suited for commercial vehicles. Unlike cars, there’s less range anxiety because these vehicles are driven along fixed or planned city routes all day and then return to garages at night for charging.
Digging Under the Feathers of BattleBot DUCK!

Digging Under the Feathers of BattleBot DUCK!

Posted On January 4, 2022 By Steve Konick
It’s that time of year again, time for the BattleBots to go at it to see who is the fiercest in the BattleBox. For the third time, Protolabs is powering DUCK!, the 250-pound, low-riding, and somewhat adorable competitor from Team Black and Blue.
Nylon vs Delrin

Nylon vs. Delrin: Strong, Durable Materials Ideal for High-Wear Applications

Posted On December 23, 2021 By Protolabs
These hard, versatile materials are perfect for use in projects that require high resistance to wear, abrasion, and chemicals.
How Automation Will Power the Next Generation of CNC Machining

How Automation Will Power the Next Generation of CNC Machining

Posted On December 15, 2021 By Amanda Tierney
The speed and complexity of modern manufacturing have pushed the limits of what a traditional CNC machine can handle. Let’s walk through the critical components enabling the next generation of CNC manufacturing.