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Additive manufacturing helps build a system that blends multiple solar technologies

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A debate is going on in the additive manufacturing and manufacturing world, with some proponents pushing for the elimination of traditional manufacturing methods (such as CNCs and injection…

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PTI offers the hybrid Lumex Avance-25 for additive manufacturing needs

Monday, February 2, 2015

One concern a number of engineers have about additive manufacturing and 3D printing is the finishing process. How can this process be made simpler and easier? In the…

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Roland DGA unveils a 3D printer and new milling machine

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices, released the monoFab™ series, including the company’s first additive 3D printer, the ARM-10, and a…

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How Proto Labs acquition of FineLine Prototyping will affect you

Monday, August 4, 2014

A couple of months ago, we reported that Proto Labs acquired FineLine Prototyping, Inc. a leading provider of additive manufacturing services. This move enables Proto Labs to offer…

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For custom prototyping, an innovative desktop milling machine

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

We truly are in the era of desktop manufacturing. A couple of companies offer desktop subtractive machines, but a new entrant to this market offers an even smaller,…

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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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Subtractive Rapid Prototyping, More Precise than ever before

Friday, March 8, 2013

There is no disputing the value of a great product prototype. Producing your design in 3-D, testing its functionality and ensuring that the required manufacturing processes will work…

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More materials available for Proto Labs Firstcut Machining Service

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, announces the availability of several additional metals through its Firstcut CNC machining service. Beginning today, customers…

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