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The easiest way to source custom parts

We guarantee consistent quality for complex prototypes and end-use parts, by partnering with hundreds of specialized manufacturers.

  • 35+ surface finishes, 80+ metals & plastics

  • Instant quotes for 1-1,000 parts

  • Lead times from 1 business day

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Our manufacturing capabilities

With hundreds of manufacturers in our network, we have a very broad range of manufacturing capabilities and support both one-off prototyping and low-volume production. We pride ourselves on being the go-to manufacturer for geometrically complex parts or highly cosmetic parts.

CNC machining
CNC machining

Milling, turning and post-processing

  • Tolerances down to ±.020 mm (±.001 in)

  • Lead times from 5 business days

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3D printing
3D printing


  • ± 0.3% with a lower limit of ± 0.3 mm (± 0.012 in)

  • Lead times from 1 business day

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Sheet metal fabrication
Sheet metal fabrication

Laser cutting, bending, post-processing

  • Tolerances down to ±0.1 mm (±.004 in)

  • Lead times from 5 business days

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Injection molding

Prototypes and production tooling

  • Wide range of part complexities and sizes

  • 1 to 1M parts

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Limitless manufacturing

Protolabs is a world first. We are the only solution that pairs in-house factories with a highly vetted global network to provide customers with all-in manufacturing. Access Protolabs factories for accelerated manufacturing of quality parts or use Protolabs Network for volume pricing, tighter tolerances, and more complex parts. The result? Digital manufacturing and engineering expertise that meets all your needs from prototyping to production.

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Instant, online quotes

Instead of traditional, rules-based quoting, we use machine learning algorithms to compare your CAD to millions of previously manufactured parts and generate a quote instantly.

  • Upload a CAD to start (STEP, STP, IGES, IGS, SLDPRT, 3DM, SAT or X_T)

  • Price updates in real-time as you change materials, lead times, and other order specifications

  • We handle customs clearance and cover import duties on orders shipped to the EU, UK, and US

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Our ordering process

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Securely upload your part design to our online quote builder
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Configure your part specifications and select a lead time that suits your schedule
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We select the best manufacturer for your order, and production begins immediately
Quality control
We take full responsibility for making sure your parts are manufactured according to our standards

The Protolabs Network Standard - consistent quality, every time

Protolabs Network applies a rigorous set of standards to every custom part, ensuring quality and consistency for all components.

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Quality assurance

Our ISO 9001-certified quality management system ensures reliable quality across our network.

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Quality control

All parts are dimensionally checked with calibrated equipment so that they meet your exact specifications.

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Trusted manufacturers

We work with a thoroughly vetted network of manufacturing partners and continually assess their performance.

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Specialist industries

We’ve manufactured millions of parts for all sorts of applications, but we’re especially knowledgeable in these areas.

Aerospace & aviation
Aerospace & aviation

Aerodynamic parts for aircraft, drones, satellites and rockets with AS 9100 certification.

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Create custom medical devices and diagnostic equipment to get healthcare innovations into hospitals and homes.

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Fast-tracked development for electric vehicles and other automotive innovations.

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Robotics & automation

Produce complex robotic systems, end effectors and automated machinery for this innovative industry.

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Parts in 1 day with Protolabs

Protolabs and its network work together to bring you the world's most comprehensive manufacturing solution. While the network can provide a large breadth of capabilities, Protolabs’ factories offer expedited manufacturing with automated in-house machines for the industry's fastest lead times.

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The easy way to start production

Get high-volumes of end-use parts with full support from our team of production experts. We offer competitive unit prices with economies of scale, and the quality certifications you need to get products ready for customers.

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Join 35,000 businesses

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They provide a very fast and highly reliable service for a wide range of capabilities, even for complex designs or specific materials.

Baptiste Guérin Turbotech
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Amazing experience. All the expectations fulfilled. Exceptional quality and surface finish. Lead time faster than initially stated.

Julian Jimenez

The network has improved our turnaround time for getting reliable prototypes with simple pricing and quote generation. They have a great selection of materials with datasheets so we can pick and choose the best materials.

Josh Abbott-Scott ONI
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We noticed an immediate difference in lead time and product cost. With their DFM tool, we managed to reduce production costs by up to 50%.

Harm Medendorp

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