Tour a manufacturing facility, get an inside look at industrial 3D printing, watch quick tips to improve part design, and more with our short videos.

Take a Tour of Protolabs

Want a peek behind the curtain of our injection molding process? Take a virtual tour. We offer a fully digitized injection molding process to bring you cost-efficient parts fast. From design upload to quoting, from part production to shipping, it’s injection molding tailored to fit your needs, every step of the way.

A Manufacturing Framework for the Future

It's an exciting time for the manufacturing industry as digitalization transforms how product development is done. See how our new framework combines quick-turn digital factories with a network of global manufacturers to provide a much wider selection of capabilities, pricing options, and range of part volumes than ever before.

Ensuring Part Quality Before Manufacturing Begins

Quality control begins with interactive design analysis. In your automated quote, you’ll see required and suggested changes to improve manufacturability. Rigid document, record, and revision control is another crucial element as a design moves towards the production floor.

Industrial 3D Printing for Prototyping and Production

Experts at Protolabs share how to best leverage 3D printing for product development and production. Learn how we achieve precise and repeatable results across stereolithography, selective laser sintering, and direct metal laser sintering.

Step Inside a Quick-turn CNC Mill

Custom machined parts all begin with a simple plastic or metal block. But once that block is introduced to one of our automated mills, that all changes fast. Take a glimpse inside a high-speed CNC machine to see what’s possible with rapid manufacturing.

Move from Art to Part within Days

Watch an initial concept for a product move from sketch to 3D CAD model to final part. Once a design is uploaded online, we provide an interactive quote within hours. When your design is ready for manufacturing, we can produce your plastic, metal, or elastomeric parts in as fast as 1 day.

Digital Manufacturing Helps Lockheed Martin Drone Take Flight

To get its Indago quadcopter into the soaring market of commercial drones, Lockheed Martin used Protolabs’ rapid prototyping and on-demand production capabilities. The tech giant was able to quickly shift drone production from 3D-printed prototypes to molded parts, and accelerate its time to market.

A Manufacturing Grant for Innovative Ideas

The Cool Idea Award is a manufacturing grant intended to help early-stage startups and entrepreneurs bring their products to market. Each year, the program awards an aggregate of up to $250,000 in Protolabs manufacturing services.

Manufacturing Process

Whiteboard Sessions

Quality Systems

Industrial 3D Printing

Molding Fundamentals

Cool Idea Award