Thruster-100 Cool Idea winner

Proto Labs Cool Idea! winner launches Kickstarter campaign

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A couple of months ago, we published a story on an innovative thruster that can be used to remotely operate underwater vehicles and small surface vessels for aquatic exploration….

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Interview with the new CEO of Proto Labs

Monday, April 14, 2014

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer has appointed a new President and CEO, Victoria M. Holt.  Bradley A. Cleveland, who helped shape…

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A CNC for your desktop for fast, custom prototyping

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

When Joe needed to prototype a custom printed circuit board design, the experience was often frustrating. He often had to wait a couple of weeks to receive the…

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Proto Labs Names Victoria M. Holt President and Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Victoria M. Holt as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective today….

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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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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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Firstcut CNC Machining Service Introduces New Materials

Monday, July 1, 2013

Proto Labs, Inc. announces the availability of several steel and stainless steel material options through its Firstcut CNC machining service. Customers can now upload their 3D CAD model…

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“Drawing on a napkin” reaches the 3rd dimension

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Now I’ve seen it all. Who would have thought about using a pen as a 3D printer to develop 3 dimensional objects? Or, for the engineer, taking drawing…

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Sample prototype part, machined in aluminum 7075 with a light bead blast finish.

Material Matters: Aluminum

Monday, July 23, 2012

Aluminum is one of the most useful and widely used industrial metals. It is light and resistant to corrosion. It is relatively soft, ductile, and malleable and can…

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Roland Creative Awards grand prize entry - a tunneling machine prototype milled on the MDX-540. v2

Scale model tunneling machine wins Grand Prize at Roland DG’s 30th Anniversary Global Event

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Roland DG employees, affiliates, customers and friends from all over the world gathered last week at the company’s headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan to celebrate three decades of Roland…

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