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What to do when the design analysis in your manufacturing quote raises undercut red flags

Conquering Undercut Design Issues with Side-actions, Inserts, and Shut-offs

Aluminium is a common and popular metal that’s found everywhere and used in a stunningly wide range of parts and products, in this blog we explore why aluminium is so commonly used, why there are so many aluminium alloys, and take a brief glimpse at the main alloys we use at Protolabs.

Aluminium Alloys: Go-to materials for automotive, aerospace, and more

When considering a surface finish for your part there are several things to factor in including the material you are using, the end-use of your part, and if your part is at the production or prototype stage. This video looks at these factors to help you determine the best finish for your part.

Protolabs Insight - Surface Finishes: What is best for your part?

Navigate common manufacturing advisories in your quote's design analysis with tips to help avoid wall thickness red flags.

Solving Wall Thickness Issues in Moulded Parts

Draft is a vital part of injection moulding design. If ignored you run the risk of poor cosmetic finish, warping and the chance that your part may not eject smoothly from the mould. This video talks about draft and how you can use it in your part design for a more mouldable part.

Protolabs Insight - Draft: Improving Part Mouldability

How to find the right opportunities to consolidate multi-part assemblies into single components with industrial 3D printing.

Combining part assemblies with additive manufacturing to reduce cost and increase performance