Customer Success Stories

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


GRIT

Powered by levers and mountain bike parts, the GRIT Freedom Chair gives persons with disabilities the option to go off-road. By using Protolabs’ sheet metal fabrication service, GRIT’s engineering team gained access to lean, just-in-time manufacturing for their on-demand parts.
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Wicab
Rapid injection molding helps med device company bring vision to blind
GRIT
Unique Wheelchair Opens the Road Less Traveled
UVision360
Additive manufacturing—and an exclusive MicroFine™ resin—help UVision360 rapidly prototype ultrafine parts, reduce tooling costs, and speed diagnostic scope to market
OVR Technology
OVR Technology turns to Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing at Protolabs to evolve VR experiences
NASA: Moon to Mars Competition
University research teams use Protolabs’ manufacturing services to help make dream of extracting water on Mars, Moon a reality
Lockheed Martin and NASA
Custom sheet metal parts solve storage space limitations—in space—for eventual voyage to Mars.
HemoSonics
HemoSonics used 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding to quickly develop blood analysis machine
Parker Hannifin
Parker Hannifin Brings Exoskeleton to Life with Digital Manufacturing
Invoy Technologies
Invoy Technologies uses rapid injection molding for reusable and disposable parts in its next-gen medical device
PepsiCo
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.
HP
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
Epson
Electronics giant leverages rapid prototyping to enhance comfort, design of Moverio augmented reality glasses
FarmBot
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
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
Pontos
French company uses rapid manufacturing to launch a sea change for sailboat winches
VSP Optical
Eyewear maker uses rapid injection molding to accelerate design validation in fitness tracker