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Engineering Software in the Cloud

Published: 10/19

Moving engineering software to the cloud brings many benefits like total cost control, increased security, increased collaboration and many more.

3D printing in Polypropylene

Published: 10/19

Polypropylene is the most widely used plastic in manufacturing and yet until recently if you wanted a prototype from this material your options were limited.

Report warns major car brand to fail in next three years

Published: 09/19

More than half of respondents to ‘The Innovation Race’ – a Protolabs report that explores the challenges and opportunities for Europe’s car makers – expect a big name to fall victim to the unprecedented period of change currently being seen across the globe.

Do your engineers need remote access to product design software from customer sites or other remote locations?

Published: 09/19

Look up product designs from a customer location and make quick changes before parts go into production. If this is a common scenario for you then you need powerful remote access.

A helping hand when choosing Your 3D printing material

Published: 09/19

Our 3DP Material Selector lists specific measurements like resolution, tensile strength and hardness to ensure you have the most suitable material and additive manufacturing process for your part’s application.

Empower global teams with remote access collaboration

Published: 09/19

Give engineers powerful collaboration tools so they can resolve issues in teamwork and speed up the product design phase. Advanced collaboration is one of the many benefits of remote access.

Share your expensive engineering workstations in a data centre

Published: 09/19

Organisations have traditionally provided knowledge workers with high-end 3D workstations, which are expensive, difficult to maintain and keep users tied to their desk.

A closer look at material properties

Published: 08/19

When designing plastic or metal parts, your material’s mechanical, physical, thermal, and electrical properties are often critical.

Inphi leverages OpenText Exceed TurboX to consolidate data centres

Published: 07/19

International semiconductor company uses OpenText software to drive engineering design efficiency and simplify IT infrastructure management.

Share and collaborate on product designs with multiple teams and customers

Published: 06/19

Remote access to graphically demanding product design software enables better collaboration between engineering and production teams as well as with customers

Internals; optimising gas springs performance

Published: 06/19

The overall performance characteristics of a gas spring can be tailored to specific applications. You should look for a gas spring manufacturer that will work with you or your team of design engineers, to understand your needs and design a solution that best suits your application and budget.

Digital manufacturing helps medtech firm's goal to improve patient outcomes

Published: 06/19

HemoSonics used 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection moulding to quickly develop blood analysis machine.

Do your engineers need remote access to product design software from customer sites or other remote locations?

Published: 06/19

Look up product designs from a customer location and make quick changes before parts go into production. If this is a common scenario for you then you need powerful remote access.

Gas spring terminology and dimensional considerations

Published: 06/19

When specifying a new gas spring or looking for an equivalent to an existing part there is some useful terminology and dimensions that will make the design engineer’s life easier;

A design engineers guide to gas springs - gas spring overview

Published: 06/19

Often used but seldom fully understood, gas springs are often the last thing to be considered on an application. The first thing to understand is that gas springs are used within a wide range of applications for lowering of weights, lifting, damping and general safe manoeuvring of applications.

5 Ways to Master Complex Features in Injection-Moulded Parts

Published: 02/19

Design more engaging and efficient parts, and reduce production costs, with these tips

3D printed cranial implant gives better quality of life

Published: 02/19

Cranial implants are highly intricate and must be manufactured to the highest standards. Once such patient in Argentina, who needed a particularly large implant after cerebrovascular surgery, required an implant to be the best fit possible, with good tolerance of the implant by the body and ...

Designing Liquid Silicone Rubber Prototypes and Components

Published: 02/19

Learn how to optimise LSR parts with 6 simple design considerations.

Protolabs: Secondary Services

Published: 02/19

Secondary services may be required to meet the process control, functional or cosmetic (typically branding or labelling) needs for a specific project. The necessity of these additional services are determined by that specific need.

Speeding up the product development cycle in Aerospace

Published: 01/19

“Safety is the overriding concern in aerospace and space technology”, comments Stephen Dyson, Special Operations Manager at Protolabs. Countless test cycles, inspection procedures and certificates are behind every single part of the jigsaw. Although safety requirements are non-negotiable, they come ...

Innovative wrist rest made a reality with injection moulding

Published: 01/19

The ICE design team developed a wrist rest to support trike riders and needed fast delivery of a product that was strong, lightweight and cost effective. The process required precision on product diameter so that it fitted exactly onto a pre-existing clamp that affixes to the handlebar.

A guide to help you make CNC material decisions quickly

Published: 01/19

Protolabs CNC Material Selector lists specific measurements like heat deflection, tensile strength and hardness to identify the most suitable material for your part’s application, along with its suitability for milling and turning.

Inconel 718: A superalloy with enduring relevance

Published: 01/19

Metal 3D printing has brought Inconel, the classic nickel-based heat resistant alloy, well and truly into the 21st century…

Mounting: Dampers

Published: 10/18

Should dampers be mounted rod up or rod down?

Mounting: Practical Application

Published: 10/18

When positioning a gas spring, what are the most suitable positions and why?