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Cutting Corners on Sheet Metal Parts: Chamfers & Radii

Posted On January 13, 2022 By Protolabs
Cutting corners isn’t always a bad thing when it comes to sheet metal parts. Design elements that round or bevel corners, such as chamfers and radii, not only add aesthetic value, but also provide improved safety for end users.

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.

Large Format 3D Printing for Aluminum and Inconel Parts

Posted On October 15, 2021 By Protolabs
When you’re printing really large parts in metal, it’s great to have a choice of materials. Aluminum and Inconel 718 both make a lot of sense, but which one is the best for your application?

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

Posted On July 28, 2021 By Protolabs
In this podcast, we explore how a company is making power wheelchairs smart and sensor-based.

Sheet Metal Fabrication is a Go-To Choice for Computer Electronics Components

Posted On July 9, 2021 By Amanda Tierney
Fabricated sheet metal parts are prevalent in computer electronics components.

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.

Protolabs and Hacksmith 3D Print Metal Grappling Hook from The Mandalorian

Posted On April 23, 2021 By Protolabs
The crew at Hacksmith Industries are pros in taking fictional ideas from comics, movies, and video games, and making actual functioning prototypes. So naturally, we teamed up to help them create creating the world’s fastest grappling hook winch, made famous on The Mandalorian series.

Calculating the Cost of 3D-Printed Parts

Posted On March 26, 2021 By Rachel Hunt
Explore the variables involved in calculating the cost of 3D-printed parts.

Recent Enhancements Expand Sheet Metal Capabilities

Posted On March 2, 2021 By Amanda Tierney
Recent enhancements at Protolabs have expanded our list of sheet metal fabrication capabilities.

Advancements in Additive Tech Build Popularity within the Industry

Posted On October 9, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
Explore recent innovations in additive manufacturing, including new materials, technologies, and the world’s tallest 3D printed structure.