Like last year, new material introductions promise to be a hot news area for additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping applications. Proto Labs, Inc., a global leader in quick-turn CNC machining and injection molding, just announced that 7075-T651 Aluminum, 260 Brass, Radel R5500, and Flame Retardant ABS are now available to those of you seeking quick-turn machined parts through the Firstcut Service. These new materials serve to enhance a growing list of over 30 different material choices which already includes ABS, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Delrin, PEEK, ULTEM, 6061 Aluminum and more.
“We are happy to announce new material choices for Firstcut,” said Brad Cleveland, President and CEO of Proto Labs, Inc. “Our expanded offering of materials provides design engineers with even more choices to get real parts for functional testing and one-off applications. We are continuing development work to provide even more material choices and anticipate additional announcements like this in the coming months.”