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How Automation Will Power the Next Generation of CNC Machining
MFG 360
December 15, 2021

How Automation Will Power the Next Generation of CNC Machining

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.
By Amanda Tierney
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Mark Rober’s Glitter Bomb 4.0
MFG x Makers
December 14, 2021

Mark Rober’s Glitter Bomb 4.0 Hits Doorsteps with a Manufacturing Hand from Protolabs

The majority of the roughly 2 million packages stolen each year happen in December, as holiday shopping ramps up and the world awaits near-daily Amazon deliveries. This year we're helping Mark Rober with his latest Glitter Bomb creation.
By Protolabs
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cnc machines
Supply Chain
September 8, 2021

How to Combat Supply Chain Complexities

Supply chains are critical to success, but are often incredibly complicated. Let’s take a look at external supply chains within the National Laboratory system and how digital manufacturing fits in.
By Protolabs
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LUCI Wheelchair
The Digital Thread
July 28, 2021

PODCAST: It's the LUCI Show as Wheelchairs Meet the Modern Age

In this podcast, we explore how a company is making power wheelchairs smart and sensor-based.
By Protolabs
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CTQ on molded parts
The Digital Thread
June 24, 2021

PODCAST: New Trends in Injection Molding Production

In this podcast, we explore the new ways in which we're bringing a better customer experience through scientific molding techniques, careful quality control and reporting, and enhanced inspection.
By Protolabs
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CNC machining
MFG 360
June 16, 2021

Hard Metals vs. Soft Metals for CNC Machining

Consider these factors before choosing between a hard or soft metal for machining.
By Amanda Tierney
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Supply Chain award from SDCE
Supply Chain
June 16, 2021

Protolabs and Breathe99 recognized as 2021 Top Supply Chain Project

Our work with Breathe99 during the pandemic was recognized as a “Top Supply Chain Project” in 2021.
By Protolabs
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Aura ventilator exploded view
Manufacturing Matchup
May 26, 2021

3D Printing vs. Injection Molding: Which is Better? It Depends

3D printing and injection molding work well for plastic parts. Which is better? It depends.
By Protolabs
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Metal 3D-printed part
The Digital Thread
May 24, 2021

PODCAST: Large-scale 3D printing with GE Additive’s X Line

Explore the history of large-format 3D printing and how to design your parts for best results on these machines with GE Additive.
By Protolabs
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Hubs CEO
The Digital Thread
May 17, 2021

PODCAST: Increasing Speed and Flexibility with Protolabs x 3D Hubs

Get the backstory on our acquisition of 3D Hubs and find out how combining a service bureau and a supplier distribution network will forever change how manufacturing is done worldwide.
By Protolabs
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OVR device
The Digital Thread
May 14, 2021

PODCAST: The Benefits of Smell in Virtual Reality

OVR Technology worked with us to create parts that led to its ION device, which presents users with smells that trigger memories that can lead to therapeutic benefits.
By Protolabs
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Protecting your supply chain
Supply Chain
April 23, 2021

COVID, Shipping Containers, and the Suez Canal: What Happens Next, and How to Protect Your Supply Chain

The recent Suez Canal ship blockage shows the need to mitigate supply chain risks.
By Bernie Henderson
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