Machine Design

3D CAD to part in one day - Proto Labs

Protomold injection-molding service uses proprietary software and sophisticated equipment to produce prototype and low-volume runs of custom injection-molded parts. Materials include most engineering-grade resins and a range of finishes, making parts suited for functional testing during product development. Rapid-injection molding offers the speed and economy of additive prototyping processes without drawbacks such as limited resin choice, inferior mechanical properties, and rough finish.
The company accepts 3D CAD models and returns detailed quotes (along with suggested design changes, if appropriate). Quantities typically range from 10 to 10,000+ parts.
Proto Labs, 5540 Pioneer Creek Dr., Maple Plain, MN 55359, (877) 479-3680, www.protolabs.com

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