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Protolabs is world’s fastest source for custom prototypes and low-volume production. We offer product designers and engineers four distinct quick-turn manufacturing services that can mold, machine, fabricate and build parts within days. Our professional 3D printing and additive processes leverage the latest technologies to provide precision accuracy to prototypes, from small parts with complex geometries to large, highly detailed patterns. We have a range of high-performance materials that are ideal for concept models; form and fit testing; and even functional end-use parts.


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Metal Additive Manufacturing: The Path to Production Part

Protolabs - Brandon Marcus

Date(s): 05/21/2019, 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

Brandon Marcus
Global Business Development Manager at Protolabs

Additive manufacturing can accelerate development speed, produce complex geometries, reduce assemblies, and lightweight applications. These benefits make it an appetizing technology for applications beyond rapid prototyping. That being said, industrial additive methods for metal parts require a number of ground rules to be followed. The handling and testing of materials, developing a repeatable process, and designing for the technology all influence final part quality. In this presentation, Protolabs and GE will discuss the steps required to leverage additive manufacturing for end-use production. The focus will be on GE’s experience with powder development and process and Protolabs’ expertise in building high-requirement, production parts at its advanced manufacturing facility.


Protolabs and GE Additive – Boldly Going Where 3D Printing Hasn’t Gone Before

Protolabs - Eric Utley

Date(s): 05/22/2019, 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Eric Utley
Applications Engineer at Protolabs

Sarah Watson
GE Addowrks Design Engineer

Protolabs and GE Additive’s AddWorks team will be unveiling their latest collaboration together, and it’s not what you’d expect. 3D printing has broken all kinds of barriers but this is the one you didn’t know about. Attend this presentation to learn more about this groundbreaking collaboration.


Metal 3D Printing: Process Validation for High-Requirement Applications

Protolabs - Josh Parker

Date(s): 05/23/2019, 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

Josh Parker
DMLS Production Project Leader at Protolabs

Many companies are new to additive manufacturing and want to take advantage of the benefits provided by metal 3D printing (lightweighting, component reduction, internal channels) in end-use applications. Oftentimes these applications have high-requirements and call for process validation, material traceability, inspection reporting, tracing heat treat cycles, specific quality certifications, and several other post-build processes. This presentation will help attendees understand how parts are built using direct metal laser sintering, how to design for the process, and the additional resources required for process validation, material traceability, and quality inspections. Whether the attendee is new to additive manufacturing or evaluating metal 3D printing technology for their production project, this presentation will help identify when the technology provides the most value and what to consider when used to manufacture high-requirement parts. Attendees will learn: What industries and applications can benefit most from metal 3D printing, How to design for the metal 3D printing process, What to consider when evaluating metal 3D printing for a production project.

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