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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!
A pile of white Nylon Resin pellets

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Glass-Filled Nylon

Posted On August 15, 2022 By Protolabs
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.
Clear ABS resin pellets

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.
This plastic molded enclosure is actually an assembly of multiple parts

Selecting a Manufacturing Method for Electronic Enclosures

Posted On August 1, 2022 By Proto Labs
Despite their widely varying applications, many electronic devices have at least one thing in common—the circuit boards and other components that make them work are all in an enclosure.
Fillets on machined parts

Fillets and Chamfers: Getting Edgy with Machining

Posted On May 16, 2022 By Protolabs
A newly machined metal part can end up with edges that are sharper than desired for the end user unless the design smooths or breaks those sharp edges. To create an edge break, the design should incorporate sloped or beveled edges and corners known as chamfers—or rounded ones called fillets.
cnc milling and cnc turning processes manufacturing metal parts

Designs We Love: CNC Machining

Posted On February 11, 2022 By Dan Robinson
We can tell instantly when someone has been thinking carefully about machining in their designs. When we see that process understanding, we know we can produce that part quickly and efficiently, which works out great for both us and our customer.
BattleBot DUCK! Prepares for New Season

PODCAST: BattleBot DUCK! Prepares for New Season

Posted On December 14, 2021 By Protolabs
Perennial fan-favorite, DUCK!, is ready to take on foes large and small, this winter on The Discovery Channel’s popular program, BattleBots. Powered by Protolabs, the wily veteran of several seasons has some great new features in version 3.0.
CNC machining

Hard Metals vs. Soft Metals for CNC Machining

Posted On June 16, 2021 By Amanda Tierney
Consider these factors before choosing between a hard or soft metal for machining.
Digital Manufacturing Supports National Labs’ Needs

Digital Manufacturing Supports National Labs' Needs

Posted On October 28, 2020 By Ryan Peterson
Digital manufacturing methods fit National Labs' low-volume, multi-iteration, on-demand needs.
Automation Ensures Machining Reliability

Automation Ensures Machining Reliability

Posted On October 26, 2020 By Amanda Tierney
Using a digital manufacturer with tech-enabled automation ensures machining reliability.