Digital Manufacturing Services

Choose from both subtractive and additive manufacturing technologies that include injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, and 3D printing services. Our unmatched capacity and automation enable us to produce custom prototypes and production parts in as fast as 1 day.


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Injection Molding

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CNC Machining

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3D Printing

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Sheet Metal Fabrication

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Compare our Digital Manufacturing Services

 

Service Lead Times Materials Tolerances Max Part Size

Injection Molding

3 - 15 days

Thermoplastic and Thermoset

+/- 0.003 in.

18.9 in. x 29.6 in. x 8 in.

CNC Machining

1 - 7 days

Metals and Plastics

+/-0.002 in

22 in. x 14 in. x 3.75 in.

3D Printing

1 - 7 days

Metal and Plastics

+/-0.002 in

29 in. x 25 in. x 21 in.

Sheet Metal

1 - 7 days

Metal

Varies depending on features

47 in. x 119 in.


What's New at Protolabs

 

Large Format Metal 3D Printing

We recently added the GE Additive X Line to our fleet of metal 3D printers to build Inconel 718 parts up to 31.5 in. x 15.7 in. x 19.7 in. (800mm x 398mm x 500mm). Our large format GE Additive X Line machine produces metal 3D-printed parts well suited for various applications in aerospace, medical, industrial machinery, and other segments.

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CNC Machining Updates

Anodizing and Chromate Plating
Need a protective and aesthetic coating on your machined parts? We have you (and your parts) covered. Submit your order through our quoting system and get your parts in as little as seven days.

Precision Machining
Sometimes your project requirements outweigh the need for speed. Our precision machining offer produces parts with tight tolerances with lead times as fast as 10 days.

  • Tolerances as tight as +/-0.002 in. (0.0508mm)
  • Fulfillment of quality requirements (including CoC, FAI, ISO 9001, and AS9100)

Online Quoting and Manufacturing Analysis

We know the importance of having an optimized part design before any actual production begins, which is why we provide automated design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis within hours on every part that is uploaded.
 

Tour Our Machining Facility

Take a quick tour through our 215,000 sq. ft. CNC machining facility in Minnesota to see how we manufacture parts in as fast as 24 hours. 

Manufacturing Materials

Choose from hundreds of plastic and metal materials suitable for prototyping and end-use production applications. LEARN MORE >


What's in a Digital Manufacturing Quote?

Want to see what's included in a quote? Check out our sample quotes below to navigate through our online quoting system. Within each quote, you can adjust the material, quantity, and turn time and see pricing updates in real time as well as explore interactive design analysis on various parts.

Injection Molding

Look for the in-depth moldability analysis and our prototyping vs. ODM pricing comparison feature.

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CNC Machining

See how easy it is to assign threads to holes and check out some of the machining advisories you may encounter.

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3D Printing

Explore our material feature that lets you compare the cost of 3DP processes, materials, and resolutions.

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