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Prototyping Service Offers Two-Week Turnaround

07 February 2017

Proto Labs is launching its insert molding service at Pacific Design & Manufacturing in Anaheim this week, expanding on the company’s rapid injection molding offerings. This new capability can produce 25 to 10,000-plus insert-molded parts in 15 days or less.

“We’re delighted to now be delivering a new service that designers and developers have been asking us for,” said Proto Labs CEO Vicki Holt, in a statement. “As we help companies, large and small, accelerate their product development with our digital manufacturing methods, insert molding offers another important tool for these companies to make prototype or end-use parts as quickly as possible.”

Insert molding is the process of overmolding thermoplastic material around a preformed component to create a finished part that incorporates multiple materials. The inserts are generally metal parts that are used to reinforce the mechanical properties of the plastic part. The metal inserts are placed into the mold to form the part.



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30 Jul-03 Aug 2017 Los Angeles, California
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