How ordering works
The easiest way to source custom parts
Start with an instant quote
Select CNC machining, 3D printing or sheet metal fabrication and upload your CAD file. We can also provide a quote for injection molding within 48 hours. All uploads are secure and confidential.
Our competitive prices and lead times appear in seconds. What you see is the final price you’ll pay, including shipping, quality control and customs clearance (in certain regions). You can choose to manufacture CNC machining orders locally or globally.
Edit the specifications of your quote to immediately adjust it for volume pricing, different materials, tolerances, secondary processes and more. Feel free to compare multiple quotes side by side. You can also upload a technical drawing and request certifications.
Optimize your design
Our Design for Manufacturability (DFM) tool analyzes your design for manufacturing, with tips on how to reduce costs and lead times.
What is DFM?
Collaborate with colleagues (if you want to)
Team Accounts make it easy to work together on quotes and purchasing. Manage all of your team’s orders in one convenient place.
Create a Team Account
Lock in the price
Lock in your quote to keep this price for 30 days, regardless of how the market fluctuates. We accept various payment methods, and can help get Protolabs Network set up as a vendor so you can conveniently pay by purchase order with Net30 terms.
A seamless manufacturing process
Our platform matches your order with a specialized manufacturer with the right expertise for the job from our trusted network.
Protolabs Network is ISO-9001 certified and has a rigorous quality management system to guarantee your parts are completed to your exact specifications.
We take full responsibility for the on-time delivery of your parts. If there are any delays we'll contact you with a plan to get your parts to you ASAP.
Get expert assistance
At any stage of the process, our technicians and mechanical engineers can advise you on your project.
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.
Get quick-turn parts with Protolabs
Batch manufacturing on-demand
We can arrange for your parts to be produced in batches throughout the year with a locked price and lead time, or as one-off reorders whenever you require more parts. This gives you total flexibility, so you never need to pre-finance parts or store inventory.
Your parts are in good hands with us. Start a production project today.Get an instant quote