Proto Labs, Inc., through its Firstcut & Protomold services, utilizes proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing systems to provide prototype parts and short-run production services. All parts are made by standard production methods, delivered at affordable prices, and can be delivered in as fast as one day.
We provide accessible, live customer support before, during, and after an order is placed. And while offering personalized service, Proto Labs has the capacity to produce dozens of designs simultaneously, now with sales, customer service, and fully operational manufacturing facilities in Maple Plain, MN, Telford, England, and Tokyo, Japan.
Protomold® fills a unique niche in the manufacturing of plastic parts, using a combination of advanced, proprietary software and sophisticated equipment to produce prototype and low volume runs of custom rapid injection molded parts.
Firstcut® fills a unique niche in the manufacturing of plastic and metal prototype parts.
What makes Proto Labs different?
Proto Labs has radically changed the economics and lead times associated with obtaining CNC machined and injection molded parts. We routinely ship parts to before they can even get quotes from conventional suppliers. We can do this because we have automated the manual processes normally associated with mold design and toolpath generation through the use of proprietary software. Our quoting systems are interactive and provide free manufacturability analysis based on the 3D CAD information provided by the customer. And we do all of this in-house, with the scale that is required to support the largest projects.
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