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- Established year: 1999
- Products: Injection Moulding,CNC Machining,3D Printing,Plastic Injection Moulding,Plastic Moulding Guidelines,Liquid Silicone Rubber,Overmoulding and Insert Moulding,Injection Moulding Materials,injection molding plastic,plastic injection machine,heart shape silicone mold,silicone for mold making,silicone mold making kit,how to make candle molds,make molds with silicone,make a mold for silicone,ornamental moldings,floor board molding,floor molding types,wood corner molding,door frame moulding,investment castings,5 axis cnc machine,cnc machined parts,rotational molding
Our company was founded in 1999 by Larry Lukis, a successful entrepreneur and computer geek who wanted to radically reduce the time it took to get injection-moulded plastic prototype parts. His solution was to automate the traditional manufacturing process by developing complex software that communicated with a network of mills and presses. As a result, plastic and metal parts could be produced in a fraction of the time it had ever taken before.
Over the next decade, we would continue to expand our injection moulding envelope, introduce quick-turn CNC machining and open global facilities in Europe and Japan. In 2014, we launched industrial-grade 3D printing services to allow product developers, designers and engineers an easier path to move from early prototyping to low-volume production.
Today, Protolabs is the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts with manufacturing facilities in eight countries.