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Proto Labs (company)

Proto Labs (company)

Proto Labs is a batch production and rapid prototyping production company specializing in injection molding plastics, sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, and 3D printing.

Proto Labs is a batch production and rapid prototyping production company specializing in injection molding plastics, sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, and 3D printing. The company was founded in 1999 in Maple Plain, Minnesota, United States.

The company looks to produce custom parts and assemblies through the use of their automated capabilities. With 3D printing, the company offers a selection of material and technologies to create prototypes and end-use parts. Their process controls, design reviews, and quality monitoring are meant to be repeated through all of their manufactured 3D-printed parts.

For CNC machining, the company uses three and five-axis milling with turning to machine parts from commercial-grade plastics and metals. For sheet metal fabrication, the company is known for producing quick-turn sheet metal parts for prototyping and low-volume production purposes. They utilize a digital approach to fabricate sheet metal products. With injection molding, they also offer prototyping, and on-demand manufacturing to provide their customers with a tooling solution that is designed to meet a project's requirements. The company is capable of producing up to 10,000 or more parts within fifteen days through this method.

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August 2008
Proto Labs raises a $52,000,000 venture round from Northbridge Venture Partners.
June 2005
Proto Labs raises a $2,500,000 venture round.
1999
Proto Labs was founded by Larry Lukis.

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Injection Moulding, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, CNC | Protolabs

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Maple Plain, Minnesota, United States

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