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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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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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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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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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CNC anodized parts
Tech Tips
July 17, 2023

Comparing Type II and Type III Anodizing for Machined Parts

Which anodizing type is best for your machined parts? Explore the differences.
By Protolabs
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Bloodsport bot
BattleBots
June 6, 2023

Protolabs Provides ASAP Manufacturing for our Favorite BattleBot

Protolabs comes in clutch for Bloodsport, amid post-match destruction
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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Bloodsport bot
BattleBots
January 4, 2023

Bloodsport Gears up for BattleBots Season 7 with Manufacturing Help from Protolabs

We partnered with Bloodsport, machining key bot parts ahead of the new season
By Protolabs
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Formula Berkley Team
Electric Vehicles
September 22, 2022

Manufacturing Partnership Helps Fuel College Formula Team Electric Vehicles

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!
By Protolabs
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A pile of white Nylon Resin pellets
Materials Science
August 15, 2022

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Glass-Filled Nylon

Making nylon parts stronger isn’t difficult. All it takes is the addition of glass to your base material. Explore the pros and cons of glass-filled nylon.
By Protolabs
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Clear ABS resin pellets
Materials Science
August 4, 2022

ABS vs. PC: Comparing Two Common Thermoplastics

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.
By Protolabs
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