Proto Labs is a technology-driven company
committed to being a solution for getting things
done quickly and a catalyst for great ideas.
We have three distinct manufacturing services
that produce custom parts for designers and
engineers around the world. Our proprietary
software and automated manufacturing
processes allow for rapid prototyping and
low-volume production of plastic, metal and
liquid silicone rubber parts through quick-turn
injection molding, CNC machining and additive
manufacturing (3D printing).
Product developers can upload their 3D CAD
model online and receive an interactive quote
with free design analysis and real-time pricing
information within hours. The manufacturability
analysis helps customers eliminate problems, like
sink or internal undercuts, during prototyping so
modifications can be made early and often. It’s an
iterative process that lets designers and engineers
avoid product development speed bumps so they
can get their product to market as fast as possible.
Our additive manufacturing service offers three
rapid prototyping processes: stereolithography
(SL), selective laser sintering (SLS) and direct
metal laser sintering (DMLS). Whether small parts
with precise geometries or large, highly detailed
patterns are needed, 3D printing at Proto Labs
provides another option during early prototyping.
Get low quantities of SL, SLS and DMLS
prototypes built in as fast as one day.
Proto Labs’ CNC machining service can
manufacture parts in as fast as the day they
were ordered with engineering-grade plastic
and metal materials for improved selection, part
functionality and cosmetic appearance.
We employ both three-axis milling and turning.
Our three-axis milling process allows for milling
from up to six orthogonal sides of the part to
machine as many features as possible. Our turning
process includes live tooling to create off-axis
holes, flats, slots and grooves. Final milled and
turned parts are used as high-quality prototypes,
jigs, fixtures, one-offs and in end-use applications.
For customers that need low-volume production
or bridge tooling, Proto Labs can injection mold
25 to 10,000+ parts from hundreds of
thermoplastic, liquid silicone rubber and metal
materials, in three weeks or less. Our injection
molding service machines molds in a fraction of
the time and cost in comparison to traditional
mold manufacturers to produce custom parts
across all industries.
Proto Labs accelerates innovation
by turning brilliant concepts into real parts in days.