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Wearable power charger gets to market faster with injection molding

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Young innovators are discovering interesting ways to power wearable devices. This latest invention, AMPY, is a winner of Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. Not only can it give…

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3D printed injection mold for a diaphragm being removed from the Stratasys Objet350 Connex Multi-material 3D Printer

How to create molds in less than 24 hours with 3D printing

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Whale, a leading manufacturer of water and heating systems for mobile applications, has slashed its lead times for the production of injection mold tools for prototype parts by…

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Innovative thruster wins a Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

For engineer and BlueRobotics co- founder, Rustom Jehangir, the problem was expensive thrusters. Specifically, thrusters used to remotely operate underwater vehicles and small surface vessels for aquatic exploration.  Jehangir…

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Proto Labs to launch liquid silicone rubber injection molding process

Thursday, March 20, 2014

At BIOMEDevice Boston at the Boston Convention & Expo Center, March 26-27, 2014, Proto Labs will announce that their liquid silicone rubber injection molding process is available through…

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Jump start your innovation with the Cool Idea Awards program

Monday, December 30, 2013

Do you have a great idea but are not sure where to begin? Then check out the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award program. Over the past years, this…

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Protomold offers a number of different materials that possess varying degrees of strength, flexibility, resistance, lubricity and other benefits.

Selecting the right materials for your parts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

There are more than 85,000 commercial options for plastic materials listed in materials databases, and within those, there are 45 polymer families which can be broadly classified into…

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Going from design, to testing, to market–fast

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Whether for in home use or in thousands of industrial processes, water touches almost everything we do largely because, as Mark Peterman, CEO of OndaVia, Inc. pointed out,…

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In the prototype Z1 suit, astronaut entry is located at the back of the suit. This Suitport mates with the spacecraft, enabling an astronaut to enter the suit from inside the craft for extravehicular activity.

Additive manufacturing helps NASA develop the Do Everything Space Suit

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Terry Persun, Technology Journalist The US Space Agency has been working on their new Z1 space suit, and recently introduced some of the early prototypes now under test….

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Proto Labs Cool Idea! Winner: Built-in charger for on the go phone charging

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A dying phone battery and no access to a charger is no problem for carriers of the Everpurse, the latest recipient of the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award….

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Electric Screwdriver designed for tight spaces awarded Cool Idea! Award by Proto Labs

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

An electric screwdriver designed for tight spaces, the Tantrum, by Flipout Screwdrivers, has received a Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. Proto Labs, a manufacturer of CNC machined and…

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