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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing in Injection-molded Parts

Posted On April 11, 2022 By Protolabs
GD&T is an industry standard symbolic language used to communicate allowable geometric represents the evolution of the CTQ quality inspection process.
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The Verification & Validation Valley: Why Both are Critical in New Product Development

Posted On November 1, 2021 By Chris Stevens
Speed to react to a shifting economy is creating a new set of standards for product and process development. All this leads us to a new set of challenges causing a re-evaluation of strategies for design and process verification and validation.
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How Data-driven Manufacturing Unlocks Speed and Transparency during Injection Molding Process

Posted On September 9, 2021 By Protolabs
Tough economic times and supply chain woes require advanced design and production techniques for injection molding. Digital manufacturing keeps you on-time with automation that helps avoid hiccups in your supply chain.
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Let's Get Critical (to Quality) with Injection Molding Part Design

Posted On May 24, 2021 By Protolabs
Calling out Critical-to-Quality (CTQ) features in your design assures consistency for molded parts.
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Part III: How Digitalization Ensures Quality in Manufacturing – Inspections and Continuous Improvement

Posted On July 25, 2018 By Kevin Ashton
Ensuring quality is a fundamental component at Protolabs, and this component can be found throughout the entire manufacturing process.
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Approved Molding Samples and Our Red Bag Process

Posted On June 20, 2018 By Matt Ahart
Protolabs has several molding process controls in place to ensure molded parts are consistent from run to run and meet our customers’ specifications.
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Part I: How Digitalization Ensures Quality in Manufacturing – Pre-Production

Posted On November 3, 2017 By Kevin Ashton
Quality controls at Protolabs include rigorous quality certifications and a dedication to quality initiatives throughout the manufacturing process.
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Part II: How Digitalization Ensures Quality in Manufacturing – Production

Posted On November 2, 2017 By Kevin Ashton
Protolabs takes several steps during production to maintain traceability, achieve on-time delivery, and produce parts that meet our customers' requirements.
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Why Your Parts Supplier Should be ISO 9001 Certified

Posted On May 25, 2017 By Protolabs
Companies seek ISO-certified suppliers for assurances that those suppliers meet accepted standards.