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Learn more about Proto Labs with these additional resources. Videos, case histories, and more.

 

Videos:

Proto Labs - Real Parts, Real Fast - Learn about Proto Labs fast prototying services CNC machined parts and injection molded parts. Watch video.

Proto Labs Surface Finishes - Kevin Crystal illustrates different surface finishes available when designing plastic parts for Protomold's Injection Molding Service. Watch video.

Sliding Shut-offs and Cams for Injection Molding - Kevin Crystal talks about two different ways to design a hole in a plastic part. Watch video.

Injection Molding Bosses, the Good and Bad - Using Protomold's Design Cube, Kevin demonstrates the characteristics of both good and bad boss design. Watch video. 

 

Case Studies:

Prototype Positions Backwater Paddles for Big Box Success - The switch to plastic allows this designer to make a better shallow water paddle. Download PDF.

Artist Adds Injection Molded Plastic to Pallet - Fine artist Allison Luedtke works in a new material for an outdoor sculpture.
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Cord knots? Not with CorDotz! - This product developer needed a real injection molded part to validate a design. Download PDF.

 

 

Resources

Video: Proto Labs Surface Finishes

In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal illustrates different surface finishes available when designing plastic parts for Protomold's Injection Molding Service.  

Light Rider

When you think of the forthcoming LA Auto Show and Los Angeles in general, you may think of (1) very expensive, very large vehicles being piloted by very egotistical stars and (2) very jammed freeways full of the aforementioned, as well as numerous other vehicles of a less ostentatious variety.

Mercedes Pairs Hydrogen with Plug-in

While there is increasing attention—thanks, largely, to Tesla in general and the forthcoming introduction, by General Motors, of the Chevrolet Bolt EV—to electric vehicles powered by, well, electricity, there is another type of EV out there that may gain some ground: electric vehicles powered by hydrogen.

Cybersecurity on Wheels

  According to IHS Automotive there are on the order of 112-million vehicles on the road today that are “connected,” that is, “have a connection through the internet, though telematics, an onboard modem or a paired device in the vehicle, such as a mobile phone or other device.” With that last bit about the mobile phone being paired with the car, it is surprising that the number of connected vehicles isn’t greater.