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Black Panther and 3D Printing: PepsiCo Reveals Details About This Year’s Promotional Campaign

Marvel’s Black Panther was a huge hit earlier this year, and 3D printing played a starring role through the costume design. In addition, PepsiCo took advantage of the technology to have a limited edition…

Protolabs Dials In to Methodical Approach to Quality in 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview

Protolabs, established in 1999 with a vision to speed up the manufacturing process with a focus on rapid prototyping, has made a name for itself with its follow-through on its…

3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to…

3D Printing in Advanced Design and Manufacturing: ADM Expo Examines Changing Dynamics of Production

This week in Cleveland, the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo (ADM Expo) showcased the technologies and companies behind production as industry moves forward. Cleveland, at the heart of the Tech…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 23, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business and 3D printer news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a research project involving additive manufacturing technology and a 3D printed…

Protolabs Sees That “3D Printing Has Evolved” as Part of Manufacturing Suite

Minnesota-based Protolabs traces its history back to 1999, when the company was founded with a vision to provide a solution to slash the time needed for injection molded plastic prototypes,…

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3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits,…

Proto Labs Uses 3D Printing Technology to Bring Kitchen Prototype Inventions to Market

3D printing technology has often been used to help an invention along on the path from a really good idea to a production-ready product. Case in point: three inventors had a…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 21, 2017

Today in 3D Printing News Briefs, business is taking the focus. At formnext last week, DyeMansion and EOS announced a strategic partnership, and DSM Somos has partnered with UnionTech for…

Proto Labs Continues to Increase Industrial 3D Printing Portfolio, Now Offering Multi Jet Fusion

It seems that every time we hear from Proto Labs, the digital manufacturing company is enhancing its portfolio of offerings. Earlier this year Proto Labs began offering PolyJet additive manufacturing…

Proto Labs Launches Metrology Lab and On-Demand Manufacturing for Injection Molding

Proto Labs has become well-known in the 3D printing industry, but the company, which was established in 1999, has actually only been in the 3D printing business for a few…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicki Holt, President and CEO, Proto Labs

As President and CEO of Proto Labs, Vicki Holt has led the company in year-over-year double digit growth, maintaining a year-over-year average of 27% growth since 2012. In what has…

HP Scaling Its 3D Printing Business with Global Reseller Program, Service Bureau Installations, Reference and Experience Centers, Open Materials Ecosystem Expansion

At last year’s RAPID event, excitement surrounded the long-anticipated unveiling of HP Inc.‘s first 3D printing system as the company publicly introduced for the first time its Multi Jet Fusion…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about funding, ISO certification and research, and three 3D printers. Steel service center company Klöckner & Co. invests…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a…

Proto Labs Adds PolyJet Technology to Industrial 3D Printing Service

Rapid prototyping and low-volume production facility Proto Labs, located in Minnesota, recently won its third straight Frost & Sullivan 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Award, which was a high point as founder…

Proto Labs Founder Larry Lukis Set to Retire Knowing Company is on a Strong Path with Third Straight Manufacturing Leadership Award

2016 was a busy year for Minnesota-headquartered Proto Labs, purportedly the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for low-volume production parts and custom prototypes. The company’s motto is “Real Parts. Really Fast,”…

Proto Labs Introduces New Rapid Insert Molding Technology, Releases 2016 Financial Results

If you’ve been following our coverage of SOLIDWORKS World 2017, which wrapped up yesterday, you already know that there was a lot of 3D printing-related activity at the show. We…

SWW17 Day Two: 3D Printing Shows Its Versatility

There was no sophomore slump today at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 as day two kicked off in another high-energy General Session and maintained the pace of innovation and excitement throughout the…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 8, 2016

In this week’s fresh edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we see a number of prominent companies getting involved with 3D printing, from automotive to the toy industry….

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Join Proto Labs and 3DPrint.com for a Free Webinar on September 27! “Designing for 3D Printing: Direct Metal Laser Sintering” is Open for Registration

I’ve said it before, and I’ll most likely say it again: sorting through the ever-increasing variety of 3D printing technologies can be exhausting. Even if you’re pretty well-versed in 3D…

Proto Labs Shows Increased Revenue in Their Q2 Financial Results

If you’re trying to determine whether a company is succeeding or not, one of key words to look out for is ‘expansion’, which generally entails internal growth and a potential…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 23, 2016

Welcome to another jam-packed edition of “3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week,” featuring exciting 3D printing news from all over the world that we just didn’t have time to…