Proto Labs has radically changed the economics and lead times associated with obtaining CNC machined or injection molded parts. Started in 1999, Proto Labs has rapidly grown into a global supplier with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Japan. Our single focus is to provide designers with the easiest, fastest and least-expensive way to obtain low volumes of parts based on their 3D CAD design. We routinely ship parts to designers before they can even get quotes from conventional suppliers, sometimes as fast as the next business day. And we do all of this in-house, with the scale that is required to support the largest projects.
For functional prototypes in small quantities, our Firstcut CNC machining service provides more than 30 engineering-grade thermoplastic resins, aluminum, brass, copper, magnesium, steel and stainless steel. CNC machined parts are a great way to conduct functional prototyping before committing to injection molded parts.
When you need multiple parts for prototyping or short-run production, our Protomold injection molding service lets you choose from hundreds of engineering-grade resins with real material properties and surface finishes for form, fit and function. Quick turnaround is our everyday business, not an exception.