Michigan 3D Printing Service

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Our 3D Printing Processes

From rapid prototyping to end-use production and plastics to metals, our 3D printing service offers a broad range of capabilities that will meet your project requirements. No matter the technology or material, you can expect parts to ship to Michigan in as fast as 1 day.

Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D-printed parts are built using a high powered laser to melt and fuse microscopic grains of metal powder. Metal 3D-printed parts are fully dense. Additional post-processing like heat treatment is available.

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Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Multi Jet Fusion applies a fusing agent to the powder bed, then a heating element passes over to cure each layer. Parts are durable and dyed black for uniform finish.

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Stereolithography (SLA)

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SLA uses thermoset resins, which are cured with a UV laser to build each layer. Parts exhibit smooth surface finishes and fine feature detail.

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PolyJet is an elastomer 3D printing process that can produce parts with multiple hardnesses. It's often used to prototype overmold designs.

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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

SLS is a powder bed 3D printing technology that fuses thermoplastic powders to build parts. Parts are durable and suitable for functional prototyping and testing.

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Carbon DLS

Carbon DLS is a resin 3D printing technology that used digital light processing (DLP) to build each parts. Can support higher volumes of plastic 3D-printed parts.

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Compare 3D Printing Technologies

Technology Materials Max Part Size Min Feature Size Tolerances
Metal 3D Printing

Stainless Steel (17-4 and 316L)
Cobalt Chrome

9.6 in. x 9.6 in. x 13.0 in.

31.5 in. x 15.7 in. x 19.7 in.
(Inconel only)

0.006 in.  ±0.003 in.


5 in. x 5 in. x 2.5 in. 0.0025 in. ±0.002 in.
Selective Laser Sintering


19 in. x 19 in. x 17 in. 0.030 in. ±0.010 in. 
Multi Jet Fusion


11.1 in. x 14.9 in. x 14.9 in. 0.020 in. ±0.012 in. 

Elastomer (30A to 95A)

19.3 in. x 15.4 in. x 7.9 in.  0.012 in. ±0.005  in.


7.4 in. x 4.6 in. x 12.8 in. 0.020 in. ±0.010 in.

 Examine 3D Printing Materials by Technology

Metal 3D Printing (DMLS)
  • Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)
  • Cobalt Chrome
  • Copper (CuNi2SiCr)
  • Inconel 718
  • Stainless Steel (17-4PH and 316L)
  • Titanium (Ti 6-4)
Stereolithography (SLA)


  • ABS-Like Gray (Accura Xtreme Gray)
  • MicroFine™ (Gray and Green)
  • ABS-Like Translucent/Clear (WaterShed XC 11122)
  • ABS-Like Black (RenShape SL7820)
  • ABS-Like White (Accura Xtreme White 200)


  • PC-Like Translucent/Clear (Accura 60)
  • PC-Like Advanced High Temp (Accura 5530)
  • Ceramic-Like Advanced HighTemp (PerFORM)


  • PP-Like Translucent White (Somos 9120)
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • PA 12 White (PA 650)
  • PA 11 Black (PA 850)
  • PA 12 40% Glass-filled (PA 614-GS)
  • PA 12 Mineral-filled (Duraform HST)
Multi Jet Fusion
  • PA 12 Nylon Black
  • PA 12 40% Glass-Filled Black
  • Digital Clear/Translucent
  • Digital Black
  • Digital White
Carbon DLS
  • Carbon RPU 70
  • Carbon FPU 50

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3D Printing Surface Finish Guide

Get this quick reference guide to explore your surface finish options across our six 3D printing technologies.

Why Choose Protolabs for 3D Printing in Michigan?

Custom Finishing for 3D-Printed Parts

Looking to boost the strength, clarity, or appearance of your 3D-printed parts? Choose from microfluidic and micro-resolution materials, metal plating, secondary machining, and custom finishes like painting, clear coating, and decaling.