Proto Labs

Digital Manufacturing for Dummies

Proto Labs is the world’s fastest source for custom prototype and low- to mid-volume parts. With our 3D Printing, CNC Machining and Injection Moulding services, our speed and versatility lets you take your parts from the very early stages of prototyping all the way up to short-run production of 10,000+ parts - all with one technology-driven, quick-turn company.
Our comprehensive book is an essential guide to the major 3D printing, CNC machining and injection moulding technologies that are frequently used in digital manufacturing. Compare processes, explore material options and find out how digital manufacturing can fit into every stage of the product life cycle.

At Proto Labs we use advanced software and manufacturing automation to produce custom prototypes and low-volume production parts from 3D CAD models.