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Finishing Options for Sheet Metal Parts

Benefits and Considerations for Sheet Metal Part Finishing

Posted On April 7, 2022 By Amanda Tierney
Finishing options for sheet metal vary depending on your needs. For instance, are you looking for an aesthetically pleasing part, a part that needs to withstand environmental challenges and wear, or are you testing overall functionality?
sheet metal part being cut on laser cutting machine

Designs We Love: Sheet Metal

Posted On February 11, 2022 By Scott Trecartin
If you’ve worked with us in the past for your sheet metal parts, you know that we’re all about efficiency–getting your quick-turn parts to you…well, quickly. There are a handful of design best practices our customers can keep top of mind to ensure a smooth process from design upload to the moment you have your finished part in hand. Here are some sheet metal design elements and features we love to see.
Chamfers and Radii on Sheet Metal Parts

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.
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.
LUCI Wheelchair

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

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.
Sheet metal fabrication at Protolabs

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.
Sheet metal fabrication

Key Sheet Metal Fabrication Costs to Consider

Posted On July 8, 2020 By Matt Garrett
Carefully consider sheet metal fabrication cost issues when creating sheet metal parts.
Chromate plating

Anodizing and Plating Provide Corrosion Protection for Parts

Posted On July 1, 2020 By Protolabs
Anodizing, chromate plating are great ways to protect machined or sheet metal parts from corrosion.
Sheet metal fabrication

Evaluating Sheet Metal Capabilities for Custom Parts

Posted On May 27, 2020 By Jamie White
Evaluating sheet metal capabilities such as materials, assembly options, and more for custom parts.