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Protolabs Network has manufactured millions of parts for all sorts of applications. Check out our manufacturing capabilities in action across these areas of expertise.
Produce aerodynamic parts for aircraft, drones, satellites and rockets with AS 9100 certification.
Fast-track development for electric vehicles, charging devices and other automotive innovations.
Keep machines in peak performance with industrial-grade manufacturing for mechanical components.
Manufacture parts requiring highly cosmetic features for gaming, audio, video and smart home products.
Produce complex robotic systems, end effectors and automated machinery for this innovative industry.
Create custom medical devices and diagnostic equipment to get healthcare innovations into hospitals and homes.
Companies using Protolabs Network
Why experts use Protolabs Network
Dimensional checks with calibrated equipment, material data sheets and industry certifications
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.
Milling, turning and post-processing
Tolerances down to ±.0008 in (0.020 mm)
Lead times from 5 business days
FDM, SLA, SLS, MJF
± 0.3% with a lower limit of ± 0.3 mm (± 0.012 in)
Lead times from 1 business day
Laser cutting, bending, post-processing
Tolerances down to ±.004 in (0.1 mm)
Lead times from 5 business days
How do we ensure our manufacturing partners are ISO certified?
We do thorough checks of every manufacturing partner (MP) during the initial onboarding process and perform audits on processes and certifications every two years. To source parts from certified MPs, you can indicate these requirements on the platform or contact email@example.com. We’ll match your designs with the right supplier.
How does Protolabs Network protect data and intellectual property?
Our platform is secure and encrypted to ensure that customer data and interactions with suppliers are all protected. All digital models and drawings are safely stored on AWS servers, located in Europe. MPs must sign our Manufacturing Partner Agreement as part of their onboarding, which contractually obligates them to keep customer data confidential. Our General Terms of Sale prohibit orders that misappropriate or infringe on copyrights, patents, design rights, trademarks, trade secrets and other IP rights.
What happens if a part doesn’t meet your specifications?
One of the reasons engineers use Protolabs Network is that we take on all the risks for you. If your parts aren’t up to spec, you can file a dispute claim and we’ll remake your components or refund your order. For more detail on how we handle disputes, you can contact our Customer Success Team. At the same time, we complete non-conformity reports for parts that don’t meet all requirements, with follow-up with manufacturers including root cause analysis and rapid corrective actions.
How do I request materials not listed on the site or platform?
If you want to get parts in specialized materials that aren’t listed on our site or platform, you can send a request to your account manager or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our supplier network has access to a huge range of materials, so most of the time we are able to find a manufacturing partner to fulfill your request.
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