Case Studies

See how innovative companies are using rapid manufacturing to solve complex development challenges and launch successful products to market fast.

Invoy Technologies

Digital manufacturing is an integral part of iterative product and device development. From search-and-rescue drones to 3D-printed civilizations to brain-controlled robotic exoskeletons, we work with companies large and small on the forefront of innovation. Read our latest case study on how medtech firm Invoy Technologies used on-demand manufacturing for low-volume production of its breath analyzer.
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Invoy Technologies
Invoy Technologies uses rapid injection molding for reusable and disposable parts in its next-gen medical device
Global food and beverage brand creates replica Black Panther mask with Multi Jet Fusion
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
National research lab turns to Protolabs to cut production costs and development time
Stream Lion
Engineering consulting firm uses production 3D printing to bring new modal hammer design to market.
Tech giant uses molding to trim development time from months to weeks for next-generation printers
Whoop Inc.
Fitness tech startup uses rapid manufacturing to accelerate its design cycles and get to market faster
Triax Technologies
Tech firm creates waterproof wearable device using Protolabs’ rapid overmolding process
Electronics giant leverages rapid prototyping to enhance comfort, design of Moverio augmented reality glasses
Protolabs and its Cool Idea! Award help FarmBot reduce manufacturing complexities to meet growing demand for micro-farming
Harris Corporation
Government contractor Harris Corporation lauds insert molding’s benefits
Tervis Tumbler
Tervis leverages rapid injection molding for both prototypes and end-use parts
Atom Power
Energy startup uses injection molding to revolutionize the circuit breaker industry
Helix Bikes
Bike maker uses machined titanium to create innovative new folding bike model
Rapid injection molding helps med device company bring vision to blind
University of Minnesota Rocketry Group
3D printing service boosts rocket project for engineering students
Smalley Steel Ring Company
DFM analysis, injection molding service help wave-spring manufacturer reduce costs
Brunswick Boats
Boat manufacturer charts new course with 3D printing and injection molding
University of Houston
Quick-turn machining helps University of Houston develop futuristic brain-‭machine ‭exoskeleton for paraplegics
French company uses rapid manufacturing to launch a sea change for sailboat winches
Industrial designers clash for robot supremacy on ABC with help from Protolabs
VSP Optical
Eyewear maker uses rapid injection molding to accelerate design validation in fitness tracker
Activated Research Company
3D-printed reactor speeds chemical analysis
Lockheed Martin
Indago drone takes flight with automated design analysis
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Exhibition builds ancient civilization with 3D-printed pyramids