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Custom requests

Beyond the huge selection of manufacturing capabilities available on the Protolabs Network platform, we can also accommodate special requests. Because of our partnerships with specialized manufacturers all over the world, we can usually find the manufacturing method, material or surface finish that your parts require.

Technologies available on request

We can provide manufacturing services such as urethane casting, die casting, electro discharge machining (EDM) and sheet metal inserts.

Custom materials

For projects that require materials with certain mechanical properties, we can source fully transparent plastics, heat treated materials, flame-retardant 3D printing filaments and materials in specific RAL or Pantone colors.

Custom post-processes

We can accommodate custom surface finishes including part marking (laser engraving or silk screening, galvanizing or mirror polishing. You can also request a combination of multiple surface finishes, such as powder coating in addition to chromate conversion coating.

The Protolabs Network team can advise you about the best process, material or finish for your project. Contact for more information. On receiving your custom request, Protolabs Network will contact several manufacturers in our network, and respond to you with the most competitive quote within 48 hours.


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