Videos

Insight: Medical Industry

Published: 07/21

?The benefits of digital manufacturing to the medical industry are numerous. With the often vital medical need to produce parts quickly, but also the need to get to market faster, streamlining the product development process is a must. In this video we look in some detail how digital manufacturing ...

Insight: Automotive Industry

Published: 07/21

The automotive industry is facing a period of unprecedented opportunity and change, due to evolving customer demand and the effects of regulation. Against this backdrop digital manufacturing exists to help deliver what is needed rapidly, with advancements in materials technology, industrial 3D ...

Insight Podcast: CNC Machining Q&A

Published: 07/21

In this episode we answer your questions on CNC Machining with Marco Tonnarelli, an Application Engineer at Protolabs and our CNC Machining Champion for Europe. See below for a list of questions answered in this session:

Insight: Aerospace Industry

Published: 06/21

The aerospace industry is going through major disruption at the moment. Covid-19 and challenges around emissions targets are all having financial and operational impacts, but ongoing challenges around safety and testing mean digital manufacturing is a vital resource for engineers in the field. In ...

Insight: CNC Machining Design

Published: 06/21

CNC machining is a great option for many types of project, but you need to be aware of what using the technology means for your design. In this week’s Insight video we look at both CNC milling and lathing, we look at features such as holes and threading, wall thickness, and how to test that your ...

Insight Podcast: Secondary Services Q&A

Published: 06/21

In this episode we answer your questions on post-processes performed on your parts after manufacture, or what we call Secondary Services. Samuel Guest, a Special Operations Project Engineer at Protolabs answering your questions on the following:

Insight Podcast: Yxlon Case Study

Published: 05/21

In this episode, we look at YXLON and their 3D Printed rhinoceros skull. YXLON worked with Protolabs to 3D print the skull using Stereolithography.

Insight: Best of 3D Printing

Published: 05/21

Our Insight video series will help you master digital manufacturing. This week's video is a highlight of our previous Insight videos with a focus on 3D Printing. Covering topics such as designing for MJF and SLS, DMLS, Polyjet, and more.

Insight: Best of CNC Machining

Published: 05/21

Our Insight video series will help you master digital manufacturing. This week's video is highlights of our previous Insight videos with a focus on CNC Machining. Covering topics such as internal and external threading, hole placement, live tool CNC turning and more.

Insight: CNC Turning

Published: 04/21

The line between CNC milling and turning can sometimes be very confusing, so deciding which machine is the best fit for producing your part can be complicated. In this video we look at when you can – and should - make cylindrical parts using a lathe, considering shape, size and engraving your parts.

Insight: Ejector Pins

Published: 04/21

Ejector pins are the silent helpers of the injection moulding world. They’re utterly vital to the process of creating parts, but if all goes well, they leave barely a mark on them. Sometimes this is not the case and there can be a bit of evidence left behind. In this video we talk about how design ...

Insight Podcast: 3D Printing Q&A

Published: 04/21

In this episode we answer your questions on 3D Printing with Tasos Pantelis, an Application Engineer at Protolabs and our 3D Champion for Europe. See below for a list of questions answered in this session:

Insight Podcast: CNC Optimisation Q&A

Published: 04/21

In this episode we answer your questions on CNC optimisation with David Ewing, EMEA Product Manager - CNC Machining at Protolabs. See below for a list of questions answered in this session:

Insight: Complex Features in Moulding

Published: 03/21

Plenty of parts we build need complex detail if they’re going to do what we want. In this video we go through some of the more complex features, including clips, pickouts, gears and internal bayonet features, to show you how to make them work with a bare minimum of fuss.

Insight: Moulded in Clips

Published: 03/21

Every time an injection moulded clip gets used, the material it's made from suffers a little bit of stress as it bends and then snaps back into place. This video looks at stress on plastic clips and how material choice, arm length, hook size, and draft can contribute to the effectiveness of a clip.

Insight Podcast: Design Essentials for CNC Machining

Published: 03/21

In this episode, we discuss essential design considerations for CNC machined parts. The topics we will be talking through today are:

Insight: Core and Cavity Placement

Published: 02/21

When designing for rapid injection moulding, one of the main goals is producing quick and clean parts. In this video we will talk about core and cavity placement, or rather placement of the outside enclosure and the inside. We’ll discuss considerations such as designing for holes, tabs or strips ...

Insight: Bump Offs

Published: 02/21

Bump-offs are a clever technique used when creating a part with some kind of undercut, but when still wanting the simplicity of a straight-mould pull. Normally these undercuts would catch on the mould during ejection, however, this video gives tips on materials to use, and how to design your part ...

Insight Podcast: Design to Prototype

Published: 02/21

In this episode, we discuss how Protolabs can help get your part from Design to Prototype. The topics we will be talking through today are: Choosing a 3D CAD program for moulding design Mastering ProtoQuote to create better parts Proper Resin Flow Application Engineers

Insight: Best of Injection Moulding

Published: 01/21

Our Insight video series will help you master digital manufacturing. This week's video is highlights of our previous Insight videos with a focus on Injection Moulding. Covering topics such as Cosmetics, Insert moulding, overmoulding multi-cavity moulding and more.

Insight Podcast: Design Essentials for Injection Moulding

Published: 01/21

In this episode we discuss essentials to consider when designing your injection moulded parts, covering the following topics: Cosmetic defects and how to avoid them Key design elements for rapid overmoulding How to build strength in to parts with insert moulding

CPD Certified Insight: Choosing a Manufacturing Source

Published: 01/21

This can be one of the most important decisions you make on a project, and can easily make the difference between glowing success and not-so-glowing failure. You’ll need to be certain the option you pick fits your needs exactly, whether you want someone to handle your project as a one-off or plan ...

Insight: Multi-Cavity Tools

Published: 12/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Material Options for CNC

Published: 12/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Optical LSR

Published: 12/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.