3D printing and injection molding among Proto Labs capabilities
Proto Labs touted its 3D printing, CNC machining and injection molding capabilities at ADM Cleveland. It offers custom prototypes and low-volume production parts in as little as 1 day’s time.
Industrial 3D printing works well when it comes to rapid prototyping, complex designs, multipart assemblies and functional, end-use parts. Proto Labs used ADM Cleveland to announce that it has added PolyJet technology to its industrial 3D printing service. Other 3D printing technologies in Proto Labs’s wheelhouse include stereolithography, selective laser sintering, and direct metal laser sintering.
CNC machining offers 1 to 200 or more machined parts in as fast as 1 day. It is a subtractive manufacturing process that works with prototyping, form and fit testing, jigs and fixtures and functional components for end-use applications. High-speed milling and turning processes manufacture parts from more than 30 different engineering-grade plastic and metal materials.
Proto Labs’ injection molding processes manufacture 25 to 10,000 or more injection molded parts in 15 days or less. It works for functional prototyping, pilot runs, bridge tooling and low-volume production of on-demand parts.