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Array of 3D printed parts with intricate details on a blue lit background.
Tech Tips
January 12, 2024

FDM vs. SLA: Comparing Filament and Resin 3D Printers

See how these two 3D printing technologies stack up for prototype parts. Understanding the advantages of each will help accelerate design.
By Chloe Vollaro
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Woman in blue working with machinery, illuminated by a warm orange light.
3D Printing
October 25, 2023

When to Outsource 3D Printing Production

Desktop 3D printers are an attractive option for some companies—but how well will they work for you?
By Protolabs
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Microfine material
3D Printing
October 12, 2023

Recent 3D Printing Trends in the Medical Industry

What does the future hold for 3D printing within the medical industry?
By Protolabs
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A person wearing safety glasses and gloves, working at a lit workstation with tools and materials, in a workshop setting.
3D Printing
October 11, 2023

Comparing Cost between Injection Molding and 3D Printing

Learn about the cost drivers for both services as parts move from prototyping to production.
By Protolabs
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Manufacturing facility
Digital Manufacturing
September 6, 2023

Architecting a Manufacturing Framework for the Future

Protolabs new digital manufacturing model provides one-stop factory and network solutions.
By Rob Bodor
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Customer service working on a computer
Digital Manufacturing
September 5, 2023

Using 3D Printing to Create Replacement Parts

Unique products are amazing until parts break and you can’t obtain replacements. Enter 3D printing.
By Eric Utley
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Warehouse
Supply Chain
July 27, 2023

A Mid-Year Supply Chain Check-In with Protolabs Procurement

The Protolabs global procurement team weighs in on the current state of supply chains
By Protolabs
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3D brain with purple background
Digital Manufacturing
May 3, 2023

ChatGPT and the Future of Design using AI and 3D Printing

Will your next designer be a computer? Explore how AI is making inroads in CAD modeling.
By Eric Utley
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Woman working
Industry Spotlight
March 8, 2023

Celebrating International Women’s Day by Spotlighting Women in Manufacturing

A look at the past, present, and future of women in manufacturing
By Protolabs
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Medical device
Industry Spotlight
February 28, 2023

On-Demand Manufacturing Bolsters Medical Device Innovation

On-demand digital manufacturing adds speed, reliability, and quality to production of medical parts
By Protolabs
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Charging electric vehicle
Eye on Innovation
January 20, 2023

Innovation Fuels Renewable Energy’s Growth Surge

The global renewable energy market is growing. EVs, geothermal energy, and solar power lead the way.
By Protolabs
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Manufacturing process
3D Printing
November 28, 2022

Leveraging EDM to Rapidly Scale Metal Additive Manufacturing

New EDM technology rapidly removes printed parts from build plates, reducing cost and lead time.
By Protolabs
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