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Sharing design aids, industry insights and digital manufacturing resources from Protolabs. Protolabs is a quick-turn manufacturer that helps product development teams minimise design risk, accelerate time to market and reduce production costs. We do this through rapid production of prototypes and low-volume parts, using industrial 3D printing, CNC machining and injection moulding technologies.

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Have you ever wondered what an injection mould tool consists of? Explore our comprehensive guide to learn more about the ins and outs of mould tool anatomy.

Unveiling the Secrets: The Anatomy of a Mould Tool

It's no secret that digital manufacturing is revolutionising the agriculture industry. In this blog, we explore the five root causes of the insatiable appetite for digital manufacturing adoption in agriculture to understand how is making such an impact.

Digital Manufacturing: The Growing Appetite in Food and Agriculture

When considering threads for your part there are a number of factors to consider, such as: size of threads in UNC, UNF and metric, maximum depths, whether the thread can be added before or needs to be added after manufacturing, and inserts and how they affect hole diameter and depth.

Protolabs Insight: CNC threading for milled and turned Parts

Use thermoplastic resin flow analysis to improve the mouldability of your parts.

When in Doubt, Go With the Flow - Proper Resin Flow

Digital manufacturer, Protolabs, has launched its inspirON academy. A series of free CPD-accredited online training courses.

Protolabs tackles manufacturing skills gap with launch of inspirON academy

Learn about the various types of 3D printing technologies available for rapid prototyping and production parts.

Types of 3D Printing Technology