Proto Labs manufactures custom parts through its
Firstcut CNC-machining and Protomold injection-mold-
ing services for designers and engineers around the world.
Its proprietary software and automated manufacturing
processes allow for quick-turn prototyping and low- to
mid-volume production of real plastic and metal parts in a
matter of days.
Product designers and engineers upload a 3D CAD
model online and receive an interactive quote with design
analysis and pricing information within hours. Once a part
design is ready and a quote approved, production begins.
The manufacturability analysis helps customers eliminate
potential problems like sink or internal undercuts.
Firstcut uses three-axis milling from up to six sides to
machine up to 50 parts from more than 30 stocked plastic
and metal materials in less than three days. The result is
functional parts made from real metal and plastic materials for prototype testing, jigs, fixtures or one-off projects.
For customers who need low-volume production or bridge
tooling, Protomold can injection mold up to 10,000+ parts
from hundreds of different engineering-grade thermoplas-
tic resins in three weeks or less.
Proto Labs, Inc.
5540 Pioneer Creek Drive
Maple Plain, MN 55359