3D CAD to part in one day - Proto Labs

March 4, 2010
Protomold injection-molding service uses proprietary software and sophisticated equipment to produce prototype and low-volume runs of custom injection-molded parts.
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
About the Author

Kenneth Korane

Ken Korane holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. In addition to serving as an editor at Machine Design until August 2015, his prior work experience includes product engineer at Parker Hannifin Corp. and mechanical design engineer at Euclid Inc. 

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